The elementary certification program is currently offered at the undergraduate level only. The program leads to certification in grades 1–6. It typically combines a major in an academic field with courses in educational theory and practice.
Students should begin the certification program as early as possible and must formally apply to the program. Students who would like to complete all requirements in their 4 years at Colgate must reserve the fall term of their senior year for student teaching and evening coursework.
We also offer an adolescence/secondary teaching certification
program, as well as a master of arts in teaching (MAT)