Joining the Program
We offer teaching certification programs in the following areas:
We also offer a small master of arts in teaching
program, Colgate's only graduate program.
To enter the teaching certification program you need to consult with the Director of Teacher Preparation and submit an application to the department that includes a letter of reference.
Acceptance into the teaching certification program means you are tentatively approved for student teaching, but does not guarantee your final acceptance. Acceptance is contingent on faculty agreement of competence, feedback from community partners during practicum and observation experiences, as well as GPA.
As outlined by the a 2016 New York State mandate for all educator provider programs we expect students to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA as well as a 3.0 in both education and content area coursework.
We make every effort to accommodate all students who wish to teach, but the size of the department and its geographic location limit the number of students who can be served in any one year. If more students apply for student teaching than the program and the local schools can handle, admission will be determined on a competitive basis.