Initial Teacher Certification Programs

Below is a complete list of SUNY Cortland's teacher education programs that lead to initial (first) certificates as well as the degrees awarded for each program. All initial certification teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Adolescence Education

  • Biology (7-12)—B.S.
  • Biology (7-12)—M.A.T.
  • Chemistry (7-12)—B.S.  
  • Chemistry (7-12)—M.A.T.  
  • Earth Science (7-12)—B.S.     
  • English (7-12)—B.A.  
  • English (7-12)—M.A.T.                           
  • French (7-12)—B.A. 
  • French/Spanish (7-12)—B.A.
  • Mathematics (7-12)—B.A./B.S.                
  • Physics (7-12)—B.S.
  • Physics (7-12)—M.A.T.   
  • Physics and Mathematics (7-12)—B.S.  
  • Social Studies (7-12)—B.A. Requires dual major with one of eight social sciences majors
  • Spanish (7-12)—B.A. 

Childhood Education (1-6)M.S.T.

Early Childhood & Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 6)—B.S.

Health Education (K-12)—B.S.Ed.

Health Education (K-12)—M.S.T.

Inclusive Early Childhood (B-Grade 2)—B.S.       

Inclusive Childhood Education (1-6) Education— B.S.

Physical Education (K-12)—B.S.

Physical Education (K-12)—M.S.T.     

Teaching English as a Second Language (K-12)—B.A.

Advanced Teacher Education Programs

Below is a complete list of SUNY Cortland's advanced teacher certification programs as well as the degrees awarded for each program. All these programs require an initial (first) certification for admission.

Master of Education Programs

Literacy Education (Birth-12)— M.S.Ed. 

Physical Education Leadership— M.S.Ed. 

Teaching Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)— M.S.Ed. 

Teaching Students with Disabilities (Grades 7-12)— M.S.Ed.

Certificate in Advanced Study in Educational Leadership

School Building Leader— C.A.S

School District Business Leader— C.A.S 

School District Leader— C.A.S