Pathways Into Education Center (PIE)

The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center...

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. 

Are you or someone you know looking for Master's programs leading to Initial or Professional Teacher Certification? Please refer to these questions to help you find the correct program.

Did you complete a Bachelor's program leading to initial certification?

Yes - Great! Now you need a Master's which will offer a pathway to Professional Certification. What grade level is your initial certification?

If you are initially certified in Early Childhood Education (Birth through Grade 2), consider one of the following programs:

M.S. Early Childhood

M.S. Literacy

M.S. Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology (CDIT)

If you are initially certified in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), consider one of the following programs:

M.S Childhood Education

M.S Special Education and Literacy I

M.S. Literacy

M.S. Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology (CDIT)

If you are initially certified in Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12 any subject area), consider the M.S. Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology (CDIT).

No - No problem! We have a number of programs which may be of interest to you as well. What grade level do you hope to teach?

If you would like to teach in Early Childhood Education (Birth though Grade 2), please contact a member of the Pathways Into Education Center Staff regarding additional pathways for this certification area.

If you would like to teach in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), consider the M.S Special Education and Literacy II.

If you would like to teach in Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12 see subject areas available), consider the M.S. in Secondary Education.

Considering teaching English as a Second Language? Take a look at our M.S. Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL).

Frequently Asked Questions 

Educational Employment Opportunities

 

PIE Center Staff
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Heidi Audino
Director  
(518) 442-4828
haudino@albany.edu


Autumn Florencio-Wain
ETAP Graduate Advisement 
(518) 442-5090
etapcpn@albany.edu


Carrie LeClair & Emily O'Brien
Education Minor:
soeadvisor@albany.edu
Graduate Advisement:
piecenter@albany.edu
(518) 442-3529