The extra credits can make all the difference. 

Intensive, focused coursework and hands-on learning are benchmarks of the advanced certificate programs at the Graduate School of Education. We unite pedagogical theory and classroom practice, explore innovative teaching and outreach methods, and emphasize culturally responsive instruction. 

Pursuing an advanced certificate is an ideal—and affordable—way for experienced teachers and educational personnel to strengthen their expertise in a specific area, from program development for gifted children to teaching English Language Learners with disabilities.

Most programs require 12-15 credits, inclusive of fieldwork. Upon successful completion, you’ll be eligible for an extension/annotation on your New York State teaching credentials.

Not only will you be able to more effectively and compassionately serve diverse student populations, you’ll increase your value as an educator and improve your career prospects.

Earn an Advanced Certificate in:

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teaching Children with Autism and Other Disabilities
Bilingual General Education, PreK-12
Bilingual Special Education and Speech and Language Disabilities
Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services