Why Ithaca College?

Why Ithaca College?

The Adolescence Education and Childhood Education graduate programs at Ithaca College are designed in such a way that our students can begin their graduate study one summer and be fully eligible for graduation, initial certification, and the job search by the following summer.

Our graduate students in education are engaged throughout the year in active discussions of current educational issues, and they regularly practice research-based strategies for effective teaching. Through our school partnerships, students find multiple opportunities for observation, tutoring, and teaching in varied grade levels in rural, suburban, and urban settings.

Highlighted partnerships:

  • AVID Program
    AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a national program for grades four through twelve focused on closing the achievement gap by empowering students. Begun in a high school classroom with just 30 students, the program now has over 40,000 students who have participated.
  • Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA)
    Located in Harlem, NY, FDA is a co-educational public school for grades six through twelve that first opened its doors in 1991. With a high level of academic success, its students boast regents scores that exceed the city average by 30 to 40%.

The primary goal of Ithaca College’s graduate programs in education—both childhood and adolescence—is to improve educational equity and excellence for all learners.