The Department of Teaching and Learning offers ten 12-14 month full-time master's degree programs in teacher education to accelerate your preparation as a certified teacher. Specially designed for recent college graduates and career changers, we offer our top-ranked master's degree programs leading to initial teacher certification in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your degree in three consecutive semesters, including summers, of full-time study.
These accelerated programs provide the same benefits of regular full-time study, including:
- An attentive, mentoring, collegial classroom environment
- Senior faculty who teach cutting-edge courses
- Real-world multiculturalism in the world's most diverse city
- Observation and internship choices in every type of city school
- Collaboration with world-class cultural and scientific institutions
Students begin their coursework in early June, taking a full load of courses. During the Fall and Spring terms, students take their remaining credits, including student teaching. Students complete their program of study by early June of the following year.
Admission to these accelerated 12-month programs is restricted to full-time students only. Students are expected to complete the entire program of study in 12 consecutive months with their entering class. Visit our Graduate Admissions site for detailed information. See specific program descriptions below for special admission requirements.
Students who wish to enroll on a part-time basis or wish to attend full-time but during the academic year only (Fall and Spring terms) are invited to apply for our regular teacher certification programs.
Director of Fast Track Program
Professor Maura Gouck
Department of Teaching and Learning
239 Greene Street, room 401E
New York, NY 10003
Early Childhood, Childhood, Special Education & Science Education
239 Greene Street, 2nd Floor