Why Ithaca College?

Become a member of the Ithaca College teacher education community!
In our programs, you will become a transformative, culturally competent teacher as you:

  • collaborate with faculty and future colleagues to learn best pedagogical practices
  • connect theory with practice in public school classrooms
  • travel together to New York City to visit and teach in our urban partnership schools
  • see for yourself that equity and excellence in education are profoundly interconnected
  • plan and conduct your own teacher inquiry research project and present at our annual conference
  • acquire the knowledge, competence, and commitment you will need to serve an increasingly diverse student population in our nation’s schools.

Why choose IC for graduate study in teacher education?

  • Our teacher candidates begin their graduate programs one summer and are fully eligible for graduation, initial certification, and a teaching position by the following summer.
  • Students in our M.A.T. and Childhood Education programs have a 96% pass rate on edTPA (the new teacher performance assessment required for certification in New York).
  • Our graduates get jobs -- in rural, urban, and suburban school districts in New York, surrounding states, and around the country (for instance, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Virginia).
  • The cost per credit for IC graduate study is less than IC's undergraduate tuition and is competitive with programs offered on the SUNY campuses.
  • We offer Tuition Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships for academically-talented applicants in both adolescence and childhood education and Noyce Scholarships (through the National Science Foundation) for students in math and science education.
  • Small class sizes allow for academic, research, and community-based collaborations among faculty and students
National accreditation through NCATE
Ithaca College Department of Education Vision Statement

We believe that true excellence in education requires a commitment to equity and social justice. Thus, we strive to prepare creative, culturally competent, critically reflective graduates who possess deep knowledge in their fields of study and work collaboratively to achieve high quality education for all.