Teaching in NY
Teacher Preparation Programs in NYS
Below is information about three different types of teacher preparation programs in New York State.
College and University Programs
Over a hundred teacher preparation institutions offer a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. You can find a searchable database of all programs in New York State in the "Inventory of Registered Programs" located on the Office of College and University Evaluation's Web site at http://www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html .
For links to college and university Web sites, go New York State Teacher Preparation Institutions.
For additional information about College and University Evaluation go to www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/.
New York State also offers an alternative preparation model aimed at mature, second career professionals. Alternative programs are offered by colleges with local school partners. They feature an accelerated introductory component, followed by paid employment, with extensive mentoring, coursework and other supports from the college and school district.
For a complete listing of colleges offering alternative programs, geographic locations, and certificate areas included in each program, go to the Office of College and University Evaluation's Web listing: Institutions with Registered Alternative Teacher Preparation (Transitional B) Programs.
- Alterative Leadership (Transitional D) Programs
New York State also offers an alternative leadership program for school district leaders. Candidates must demonstrate potential through prior leadership experiences and must be approved by the NYS Education Department as an exceptionally qualified candidate for a school district leadership position.
Transitional D programs are offered by colleges with local school partners who provide a commitment of mentored employment in a district level education leadership position. There are currently five institutions in New York State offering such programs. Bank Street College, College of New Rochelle, Niagara University, SUNY New Paltz and the College of Saint Rose.