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Every one of our programs meets the U.S. Department of Education’s most current curricular standards, and include ample fieldwork and preparation for New York State Education Department (NYSED) certification exams. Many programs offer online, evening, and weekend courses.
The Master of Science in Biology Education (Grades 7-12 with downward extension to Grade 5) program is committed to the academic and professional preparation of highly qualified biology teachers through rigorous, integrated coursework. As such, its overarching purpose is to develop teachers who will demonstrate proficiency in content and pedagogy; intellectual rigor; and both compassion and high expectations for students’ skills, understanding, and appreciation.
Early Childhood Education and Special Education
Earn an MS in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Focus on early childhood development, intervention, and learning processes for children, including those with disabilities, from birth to grade 2. In addition to traditional classroom-based courses, online courses are available for the entire program, except student teaching courses. We also offer New York State Education Department (NYSED)-required seminars in topics such as school violence prevention and child abuse, and workshops on bullying and harassment and on autism. This program leads to New York State Certification in General Education and Students with Disabilities, Birth to Grade 2.
Childhood Education and Special Education
We offer an MS degree in Childhood Education and Special Education (Grades 1-6) available online (except for student teaching courses) and in traditional classrooms. We also offer NYS Education Department (NYSED)-required seminars in topics such as school violence prevention and child abuse, and workshops on bullying and harassment and on autism. This program leads to New York State Certification in General Education and Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6.
Special Education, Generalist, Grades 7-12
We offer an MS degree in Special Education, Generalist, Grades 7-12, available online (except for student teaching courses) and in traditional classrooms. We also offer NYS Education Department (NYSED)-required seminars in topics such as school violence prevention and child abuse, and workshops on bullying and harassment and on autism. This program leads to New York State Certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Generalist, Grades 7-12.
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
This certificate program of five courses leads to an annotation/extension in Teaching Gifted and Talented Students. (Students may take only four courses and individually apply for the annotation/extension. If all five courses are completed, Touro can recommend the student for the annotation/extension.)
The GATE Professional Certificate Program includes 4-5 courses open to educators who want to teach and develop programs for gifted children. Students who complete 5 courses are eligible for NYSED extension/annotation in GATE; those who complete 4 courses can independently apply for NYSED extension/annotation.
Teaching Children with Autism and Other Severe and Multiple Disabilities
This certificate program of four courses leads to an annotation/extension in Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities.
The Master of Literacy program program prepares teachers to become Literacy Specialists who work with students with reading and writing difficulties. The program includes ample field experience and leads to certification in both Birth – Grade 6 and Grades 5 – 12. Classes are offered online, as well as on site in Bay Shore in the evenings.
Become certified to teach 5th-12th grade math. We offer an MS in Mathematics Education Leading to Initial Certification, as well as an MS in Mathematics Education Leading to Professional Certification for already-certified teachers who need a Masters degree.
The MS in Instructional Technology prepares students to become technology teachers and coordinators in K-12, collegiate, and corporate settings. Certified teachers who complete the program will be eligible for NYS teacher certification in educational technology. Online courses are available.
Help a diverse range of students build the academic and interpersonal skills they need to thrive in school and in life. Our 3-year program is ideal for professional educators who work with underrepresented groups in the greater NYC-metro area.
Educators interested in an advanced degree may pursue an MS in either School Building Leader or School District Leader. Because many students are working professionals, we offer evening, weekend, and online courses.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
We offer a 33-credit Master of Science and a 15-credit Advanced Certificate in TESOL. Both are appropriate for NYS-certified PreK-12 teachers interested in expanding their teaching fields to ESL or strengthening their capacities to serve a diverse student body. Evening, Sunday, and online courses are available.
Bilingual Education and Services
We offer three programs, inclusive of field experiences, to qualified educators and professionals seeking advanced bilingual certification: