Pathways Into Education Center (PIE)

Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduates and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education as well as graduate students enrolled in degree programs that lead to teacher certification.

Upcoming events: 
 Graduate Orientation for new students, 5/20/14, 9am-1pm (details to come)

The PIE Center is open Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:00pm. It is located in the School of Education, Room 127. 

Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
(518) 442-3529 or (518) 442-4990

PIE Center Staff

Heidi Audino
(518) 442-4828

Lourdes Torres
Educational Minor Advisor
EDU 390 Coordinator
(518) 442-3529

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

Callie Lehrer
Graduate Advisor
(518) 442-4990  

The PIE Center …

  • Coordinates undergraduate students’ access to programs and opportunities in education, such as the Educational Studies Minor, EDU 390 Community Service and the Future Educators' Club.
  • Serves as the University’s central source for information about careers in education.
  • Directs students toward the educational careers best suiting their interests and talents.
  • Advises non-degree students in Education (unspecified department), Educational Theory & Practice, and Reading.
  • Provides current UAlbany graduate students with information about teacher certification, NYS Teacher Certification Exams, and assists students in applying for teacher certification through TEACH, the new online certification application process recently launched by the New York State Education Department.
  • Prepares students and recent graduates for the job-hunting process, such as the Education Expo Job Fair, Resume Writing Workshops, and Job Interviewing Tips & Information Nights.
  • Posts education-related job listings.

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.

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