SUNY Empire — New York State Education Department Title II Part A Partnership

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and SUNY Empire State College have partnered to make Title II Part A funds available to non-public teachers and administrators who wish to pursue graduate-level education coursework for the purposes of professional development.

Eligible nonpublic teacher's assistants, teachers, and administrators may enroll in up to 12 credits of coursework that support the development of pedagogical skills, leadership ability, support for high quality academic standards, increased content knowledge, and delivery strategies in order to enhance the academic achievement and socioemotional development of students in nonpublic schools. A list of qualifying courses for Spring 2023 is available on the NYSED SP23 Nonmatric Independent (PDF 336kB) Word document.

To apply as a nondegree (nonmatriculated) student, please review the Title IIa SP23 Instructions (PDF 188kB) Word document and complete the nondegree application. To apply as a degree student, please visit our Graduate Admissions website.

To request a tuition voucher, please submit the following forms:

Please email to submit your forms.

Complete your nondegree (nonmatriculated) application at: Graduate Nondegree Study. Under the Academic Plans section, answer Yes to Title II Part A Partnership.

Submit your official undergraduate transcript showing the conferral date of your bachelor’s degree to:

SUNY Empire State College
Admissions Office
111 West Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Information Sessions

For additional information about Title IIa and the Education programs offered through the School for Graduate Studies, please join us for a webinar.  A link to our schedule can be found here: Graduate Information Sessions.


Contact the School for Graduate Studies at 518-587-2100, ext. 2429, or

Learn more about program and course offerings in the School for Graduate Studies’ Education Division.