The Literacy (Birth through Grade Twelve) graduate program is designed for individuals who possess or have recently applied for initial teaching certification in most classroom teaching areas. Upon completion of the program and applicable New York State Education Department requirements, graduates apply on their own for Professional Certification in their content area and are institutionally recommended by Elmira College for New York State Initial Certification in Literacy.
The General Education graduate program provides flexibility in designing a plan of study suited to individual academic and professional goals. Students do not need to be certified to enroll in this program. Students with New York State (NYS) Initial Certification, who are seeking professional certification through this program, must obtain prior approval from a NYS Certification Evaluator. Upon completion of the master's program and applicable New York State Education Department requirements, graduates may be eligible to apply on their own for New York State Professional Certification in their content area.
This graduate program prepares people for careers in corporate and community education. It is designed for individuals who are responsible for developing, administering, and conducting education and training programs in business, government, health, human services, higher education and other profit and non-profit organizations.