Benefits of Dual Certification
The Hartwick Teacher Education Program offers Dual Certification in Childhood/Special Education and Middle Childhood and Adolescence/Special Education. Dual certification will allow the Hartwick College Teacher Education Program graduates to meet the growing demand for special education certification and meet the demand for dual-certified teachers in New York and other states.
Dual certified educators have more teaching options available to them. They can choose to teach in their content area, special education, or inclusion settings. Dual certified educators will find greater job opportunities after graduating.
When students complete the dual certification program they are prepared to effectively teach any child in New York State. This level of preparation leads to greater understanding about how to meet the needs of individual students and become a competent, professional educator. The Teacher Education Program offers students multiple opportunities to work with children and teens in local schools beginning in the first year offering many opportunities for positive interactions with students and teachers which will reinforce your love of teaching.