4+1 Teacher Certification Program
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education offers a 4+1 program designed to provide an accelerated pathway to New York State Teacher Certification for highly qualified students in the liberal arts and sciences.
This competitive program allows you to complete your baccalaureate degree in the liberal arts and sciences and a master’s degree in inclusive education with dual teacher certification in five years.
Qualifying for the Program
To be considered for the M.S. in Inclusive Adolescence program, you must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science, history, American studies, or English.
To be considered for the M.S. in Inclusive Childhood program, you must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any of the liberal arts and sciences.
A GPA of 3.25 is required to be considered for the program.
In your first semester of your sophomore year, you will submit your application for the graduate program. If accepted, you will meet with your advisor to accelerate your program to begin your master's degree in inclusive education while completing your baccalaureate.
The application process includes a written statement, at least two letters of recommendation, and an interview with the Chair of the Inclusive Education Department.