Teacher Certification Info Sessions – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Teacher Certification Info Sessions

The Education Department will hold two informational meetings about the Colleges Teacher Certification Program on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8 and 9. Open to all first years and sophomores, the sessions will take place at 5 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.

The Education Department offers programs leading to certification and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in childhood education (grades 1-6), childhood and students with disabilities (grades 1-6) and several disciplines at the adolescent level (grades 7-12).  These programs allow students to have hands-on experience in local classrooms.

Students in the program may major in almost any discipline or program offered by the Colleges, with the provision that those seeking adolescent certification must major in the subject area in which they wish to be certified (English, social studies, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, French, Spanish, Latin, or mathematics).

The spring semester provides the best opportunity for students in their first and sophomore years to apply to the program, as it affords them the most time to ensure they complete its requirements before graduation. People who are currently sophomores have the opportunity to complete the program using a ninth-semester option.

These programs have been approved by the New York State Education Department. By reciprocal agreement, New York State certification is recognized in many other states.