Teach in Five Pathway

Earn your Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and New York State teaching certification right here at Ithaca College! Our Teach in Five program fully prepares you to step into your own elementary, middle, or high school classroom five years after you enter Ithaca College. During your first four years, you will complete a major in a field of your choice and participate in our popular Education Studies minor, as well as partake in the myriad opportunities available to all IC undergraduate students. Upon successful completion of all prerequisites and program requirements, you’ll be fast-tracked for admission to our graduate program, which you will complete within thirteen months of your undergraduate graduation.  

We know you’ve got a lot of questions about how this program works. Keep reading for answers to some of the most common questions. For a list of certification areas and degrees, click here. If you have further questions or want to know more about the Teach in Five pathway, please contact Sara Levy, Chair of the Department of Education, or Peter Martin, Chair of Graduate Programs in Education. We encourage you to check out the stories of current and former Teach in Five graduates.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to welcome you to our department!