The New York State Education Department (NYSED) regulates certification of the teaching professions and other educational specialties. Empire State College degree programs may not contain concentration titles that include “education” or otherwise conflict with NYSED certified areas such as early childhood education and secondary education.
When “education” has a specific commonly understood meaning not in conflict with NYSED certification titles, it may be used in a concentration title.
Any student who develops a concentration in an acceptable area of education or indicates that they are interested in teaching within the degree program rationale will be required to sign the Undergraduate Teacher Certification Disclaimer (PDF 45kB).
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