Teacher preparation programs (TPPs) arm you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a highly effective teacher day one in the classroom. These TPPs offer numerous undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs to prepare you for a Rochester classroom. Each program is unique. Explore the information below to learn more.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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.
Geneva, NY 14456
5th Year Master of Arts in Teaching
Monroe Community College
Build a strong foundation for your teaching career in one of our Education associate degree or certificate programs at Monroe Community College. Working with first-rate faculty who have spent many years leading PK-12 classrooms, you will take teacher preparation courses in your first semester and get classroom experience in our partner districts throughout Monroe County. As the nation’s first community college program to join Pi Lambda Theta (a national honor society for teacher education), Monroe Community College upholds the highest academic standards. Our wide range of transfer partnerships and dual-admission agreements provide you with many opportunities to continue your professional development in a bachelor’s degree program.
Rochester, New York 14623
The Nazareth School of Education’s mission is to prepare teachers who are educated in the liberal arts and committed to a life guided by intellectual, moral and ethical values. We offer undergraduate programs at the initial certification level and extend preparation at the graduate level in selected fields of teacher education.
Rochester, NY 14618
Relay Graduate School of Education
Relay’s approach to training teachers and principals is unique in the world of higher education. It begins with a curriculum rooted in pedagogical theory and grounded in evidence of what works best in schools. Our programs emphasize the specific teaching and instructional leadership skills that have the greatest impact on student learning and development.
Rochester, NY 14604
Transitional B Certificate
Roberts Wesleyan College
Roberts Wesleyan College’s teacher education programs are designed with each individual student in mind and promote close faculty-student relationships that often continue beyond graduation. We have a long and distinguished tradition of preparing teachers in programs approved by the New York State Education Department.
Rochester, NY 14624
St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College’s programs accommodate career changers, field changers, and those who seek expertise and/or certification. Our programs are designed to be flexible, with online and traditional schedules. When you become a student here at St. John Fisher College, you also become part of a rich history of excellence in education.
Rochester, New York 14618
The College at Brockport is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence. Your education degree will provide you with the content and skills necessary to become an outstanding educator. We will build on your knowledge and skills so that you are best prepared to teach in today’s diverse classrooms, educating students with a range of abilities.
Brockport, NY 14420
SUNY Empire State College
SUNY Empire’s teacher preparation programs offer bachelor’s, master’s and bachelor/master degrees focusing on topics in teaching and learning. Some of our programs offer online coursework with some in-person requirements. Our programs offer clinically-rich approved teacher education with multiple tracks to meet the students’ diverse needs and experiences.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Transitional B Certificate
SUNY Geneseo is dedicated to preparing teachers committed to improving society and the lives of students through education. This dedication is based on the combination of a solid foundation in SUNY Geneseo’s liberal arts and sciences tradition, the School of Education’s conceptual framework and our partnerships with public and private school communities.
Geneseo, NY 14454
University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education and Human Development is a graduate school of education that offers master’s and doctoral degrees in teaching and curriculum, counseling and human development, and educational leadership. Warner School students, faculty, and staff believe that education can transform lives and make the world more just and humane.
P.O. Box 270425
Rochester, NY 14627