Teacher Education Programs in New York with Degree Requirements

The New York area has roughly 96 schools that offer teacher education programs. Get some information about the degrees and some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Programs for Teachers in New York

Whether in rural or metropolitan areas, New York State has many schools that provide education and training for aspiring teachers. The table below includes additional facts about two of these schools. Continue reading to learn about the degrees, areas of specialization and required practicums at these two New York universities.

  • Teachers College at Columbia University is located in New York City and offers a Master of Arts in various areas of education.
  • Cornell University is situated in Ithaca and offers a Master of Arts in Teaching for secondary teachers in select content areas.

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Comparison of Schools

In addition to looking at degrees and program specifics, individuals interested in pursuing teacher education in New York may also want to check out the school details in the table below, including tuition charges, enrollment figures and graduation rates.

Teachers College at Columbia University Cornell University
School Type 4-year, private, non-profit 4-year, private, non-profit
Total Enrollment (2014) 5,011* 21,679*
Campus Setting Large city Small city
Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $34,896 (graduate)* $49,116 (undergraduate)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014) N/A - Not reported 60%*
Acceptance Rate N/A - Not reported 14% (2014)*
Retention Rate (2014) N/A - Not reported 97%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008) N/A - Not reported 93%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Teachers College at Columbia University

Teachers College at Columbia University, a private nonprofit school founded in 1887, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the country. Columbia University is a world-renowned Ivy League institution.

Master of Arts - Initial Teacher Preparation

Teachers College at Columbia University enrolls more than 5,000 students. Students take classes in their chosen field along with classes in the theory and practice of teaching. Students in this initial teacher preparation program can choose from a wide variety of fields. They may study early childhood education, physical education, art or reading, for example. In addition, aspiring teachers might pursue teaching in various areas of special education or in a variety of content areas. Requirements vary according to the programs.

Cornell University

Cornell University is a private, nonprofit 4-year university located in central New York, just south of the city of Syracuse. Cornell University has about 7,400 graduate students enrolled and over 99% of them study full time. This university is home to the newly established New York State Center for Rural Schools and an active education program.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Graduates of Cornell's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program are qualified to teach secondary school agricultural science, math or science. Coursework includes the principles of teaching, subject-specific classes and a semester-length practicum. Undergraduates majoring in agriculture, math or science can apply to and potentially complete the MAT program in two semesters, depending on their academic course load. It is possible for undergraduate agricultural science students to complete the requirements for this program during their undergraduate studies.

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