Degrees

Graduate Programs

ETAP programs include teacher preparation in key academic subjects and advanced study and research in areas relevant to curriculum, instruction, and instructional technology. Programs at the masters and doctoral levels provide specializations in Language and Literacies, Instructional Technology, Science and Mathematics Education, and Studies in Learning and Teaching. More general programs of study are available including post-masters certificates in a path toward lifelong professional development. All areas of study are designed to enhance understanding and expertise within each field in light of current theory and practice.

ETAP offers programs at the masters, certificate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels. Select the link for more details on programs within each category.



Masters Degrees (MS/MA)
Traditional and alternative pathways to initial and professional certification. Some programs are not for certification.

Teacher Certification (MS/MA)
Programs leading to initial certification.

Certificates of Graduate Study
Certificate programs in specific fields (non-certification programs).

Advanced Certificate in TESOL (Online)
This program satisfies the NYS Requirements for English as a New Language Programs under part 154. (See "Certified teacher trained in cultural competency, language development and the needs of ENL students").

Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Curriculum and Instruction allows students to design a flexible program of study using coursework form a variety of schools and colleges at the University.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Curriculum and Instruction
The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction offers a broad and intensive investigation of issues in educational theory and practice.

Combined Baccalaureate-Masters Degree Program

Qualified undergraduates may apply for admission to the combined B.A. Linguistics/M.S. in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) non-certification program and, if accepted, simultaneously work toward completion of the requirements for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

Post-Doctoral Studies
ETAP also offers opportunities for qualified individuals to engage in post-doctoral work of a scholarly nature. The post-doctoral associate's work will coincide with the expertise of one or more faculty members and thus foster collegial interactions among participants as well as to further knowledge within the field of inquiry.