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About This Program

You know how life-changing knowledge can be. You thrive when you’re sharing information and ideas with others. You want a career that gives you the power to influence the future. Education may be the program for you.

Why Utica College

The undergraduate education program at Utica College enables students to develop critical, high-level teaching skills in preparation for attaining New York State Certification and embarking on a fulfilling career as an educator in any of a number of different disciplinary areas.  Supported by an exceptional faculty of seasoned professional teachers and administrators, UC's education program is offered in combination with your academic major.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

(315) 792-3006

General Information


  • Undergraduate Educator Preparation



  • Utica Campus
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Career Opportunities

Graduates of Utica College Education programs are well-equipped for a variety of careers, including, but not limited to, employment at:
    • Public Schools
    • Private Schools
    • Tutoring Centers
    • Refugee Centers
    • Health and Human Services
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Real-World Experience

Courses include observation and work in the public schools as well as regular course work.
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Utica College offers 13 different program options within its Educator Preparation programs to help find the best fit for you and your plans.
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Student teaching opportunities are available at 35 area schools, providing hands-on experience in the classroom.

What You'll Learn

Utica College's education programs feature a strong focus on methodology and practical application, with opportunities for student-teaching and other real-world experiences. Courses include observation and work in the public schools as well as regular course work. The practical application of the theory and principles of teaching and learning culminates in an assignment to area schools for student teaching in the senior year. It is necessary for students to make plans to set aside one of the semesters of the senior year to devote entirely to student teaching.

General Program Details

Program options include:

Opportunities for dual certification in:

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A Degree That Works

The education program prepares you for a range of fulfilling career options as an educator, as well as graduate study in education. Utica College also offers master's degree and CAS programs in education. UC education program alumni have distinguished themselves as educators and administrators in school districts throughout New York State and across the country.

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Student Voices: Nicole Quinn

A brief conversation with liberal studies major Nicole Quinn about her studies, her experience in the education program, and her plans to earn a master's degree and start her career as a special education teacher.

Student Voices: Azure Garrett

A brief conversation with Azure Garrett, a liberal studies major in UC's undergraduate education program, about her experience at UC, her interest in theatre, and her passion for making a difference.

Student Voices: Brittany Westcott

Foreign language major Brittany Wescott talks about her experience at UC studying French, meeting international students, traveling abroad, and more.

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Dive Deeper

The Interprofessional Education (IPE) program at Utica College helps you develop a deeper understanding of a broad range of roles in the health professions so that you can effectively team up with practitioners in other disciplines to deliver outstanding patient care.

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