Hobart and William Smith Colleges are guided by a curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor. The Education Department prepares teachers across a variety of fields and offers 15 state-registered programs leading to licensure. Teacher education students prepare for careers through a rigorous field-based program that is grounded in a strong liberal arts education.
Located on 320 acres in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region, Hobart and William Smith Colleges are guided by a curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor. The Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence and cultural competence.
The Education Department prepares scholar activists and teachers across a variety of fields, and also offers 15 New York State-registered programs leading to licensure (Childhood Education, dual Childhood Ed and Students with Disabilities, TESOL, Art, Music, and most secondary school subjects – English, French, Spanish, Latin, mathematics, social studies, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics). Teacher education students prepare for careers through a rigorous field-based program that is grounded in a strong, liberal arts education. Students major in fields other than education, and complete five semesters of pedagogical seminars, related coursework, and school placements. Students complete more than 650 hours of field-based experiences, and are exceptionally prepared for careers in teaching and related employment. A competitive 5th year MAT program is also available for eligible HWS teacher education students.
$57,000Annual Undergraduate Tuition
$14,250Annual Graduate Tuition
Scholarships and tuition assistance available include:
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HWS Colleges offers close, personalized, one-on-one advising mentorship by education faculty members for all of our teacher candidates.
Support for Teachers of Color
HWS Colleges offers multiple supports for our teachers of color. This work is supported by our diversity and inclusion initiatives and strategic diversity plan. We also offer close, personalized, one-on-one advising mentorship by education faculty members and alumni connections.
The TEP program at HWS has close partnerships with nine local school districts in the Northern Finger Lakes region.