Putting Theory Into Practice

Our master's and advanced certificate programs reflect our two core principles: Praxis and community.

Studying with us means you’ll understand the union of theory and practice and be adept at putting ideas to work in your classroom and community, leading and learning from praxis. You will learn to understand the needs of the community in which you serve, and identify unmet needs, so that you can serve your community with passion and compassion.

Every one of our programs meets the U.S. Department of Education’s most current curricular standards, and include plenty of fieldwork and preparation for New York State Education Department (NYSED) certification exams. Classes can be taken in a number of modalities: In-person, asynchronously online, and synchronously online (Zoom).

We're leaders in educating educators and meeting the needs of our communities.

Teacher Education

At our core, we teach teachers how to teach. And do it well. Our students are passionate about their communities, their students, and a good education. If you’re looking to not just learn about education, but are driven and dedicated to implementing the best strategies to help students learn, manage a classroom, and develop curriculum, you’ll find your place at Touro GSE. We have teacher education programs for general education and special education teachers (birth through 12th grade), Jewish special and general education teachers, reading specialistsmath teachers, ESL teachers and leaders in educational technology, as well as certificates to advance your career and increase your skills in ESL, bilingual education, gifted education, and teaching students with autism and multiple disabilities.


If you’re looking to lead beyond one classroom, we offer a Master’s degree to prepare you for School Building Leader or School District Leader, where you’ll learn how to think creatively, embrace technology, analyze data, and best use resources.


Our Master’s in School Counseling is ideal for professional educators who work with underrepresented groups in the greater NYC-metro area. This degree will allow you to work with a diverse range of students and help build the academic and interpersonal skills they need to thrive in school and in life.