Pathways Into Education Center (PIE)

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The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center...

  • Is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification 
  • Provides current University at Albany graduate students with information about teacher certification, NYS Teacher Certification Exams, and assists students in applying for teacher certification
  • Coordinates undergraduate students’ access to programs and opportunities in education, such as the Educational Studies Minor, EPSY 390 Community Service, Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society, and the Future Educators' Club
  • Prepares students and recent graduates for the job-hunting process, such as job fairs, resume writing workshops, and job interviewing tips & information nights

Please call or email to schedule an appointment. 

Note: Students who are completing coursework for certification through the Individual Evaluation Pathway should be aware that suggestions from PIE staff about courses to take are not guarantees that the course(s) will be accepted by the State Education Department to meet certification requirements.

New Certification Requirements: Candidates applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014 or candidates who applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014 but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certification on or before April 30, 2014 must now complete the following certification exams: edTPA; Educating All Students Test (EAS); Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), and the revised Content Specialty Test (CST). In addition, as of December 31, 2013, all applicants for certification are required to complete six clock hours in DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) training in New York. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Educational Employment Opportunities


PIE Center Staff

Heidi Audino
(518) 442-3529

Rory Davis & Deb Byrne
ETAP Graduate Advisor 
(518) 442-5090

Katie Berghuis & Kelsey O'Rourke
Education Minor:
Graduate Advisement:
(518) 442-3529