This degree is for those who want to start a career as a certified public school teacher in grades 7-12. By completing courses in the liberal arts, education and an academic concentration of your choice, you will be able to transfer to a four-year program that leads to New York State teacher certification in Adolescent Education.

You can pursue coursework that will prepare you for transfer and certification in the areas of English, History/Social Studies, Math, Biology, Earth Science and Physics.

The majority of students graduating from this program continue their education at a four-year college or university. The program follows the SUNY Teacher Education Transfer Template (TETT), which provides a smooth transfer to a SUNY four-year institution.

This program is offered by the Teacher Preparation Department.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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Nationwide, job growth for middle school and high school teachers is expected to grow at a rate of 8 percent through 2026.
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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): High School Teacher, $59,170; Middle School Teacher, $56,900; Elementary, Middle and High School Principals, $94,390.
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Recent graduates have continued their education at the University at Albany, Siena College and The College of Saint Rose.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Antoinette Howard
TEACHER PREPARATION DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Higbee Hall, Room 109
NOTE: Employers looking to hire students from these programs should contact the Center for Careers and Transfer.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.