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Department of Secondary Education

Why the Certificate Program at New Paltz?

You want to be the best.  Rigorous coursework, enhanced by supervised field practica and guided research studies, contribute to our reputation for preparing outstanding educators.


Top-notch faculty.  You will be impressed by the in- and out-of classroom support offered by our outstanding faculty, who have national and international reputations.


Gold standard.  Our education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the gold standard for the professional education of teachers.


Value.  This is simple.  At New Paltz, you will receive the best value for your educational dollar.


A global village.  Study comparative education, learn how citizens are educated across the globe, and enjoy the company of a diverse student body.


Count yourself “in”. . .  At one of the nation’s “hottest small state schools” (Kaplan/Newsweek, 2008) and one of the top six “best public universities in the North with master’s degree programs” (US News & World Report, 2012).


View from the window.  The Village of New Paltz and the Shawangunk Mountains that surround it provide a scenic location for your studies along with a comfortable setting for building supportive professional relationships.