Education Certification

Where a teaching certification can take you.

This is a perfect time to pursue a career in teaching because jobs are plentiful. Only 4.2% of undergraduates were enrolled in education programs in 2016, the lowest percentage in 45 years. And over the next five years, 1/3 of teachers registered in New York State will be eligible for retirement. As a result, there is a looming teacher shortage, particularly in all STEM fields, Special Education, and Foreign Language certifications. Many more opportunities are available in high-needs schools (rural and urban). The demand for teachers is very strong.

Hands-on Experience

A Hartwick education major prepares you for certification in Childhood (1st – 6th grade), Middle Childhood (5th – 9th grade), and Adolescence Education (7th – 12th grade) in 24 teacher certification content areas.

Hartwick’s selective program leads to a dual certification program in Special Education/Childhood Education, Special Education/Adolescence Education, Students with Disabilities Generalist (7-12), Music Education (K-12), and Visual Arts (K-12).

A closer look.

There are many effective ways of learning. At Hartwick, these include internships, study abroad, the education work-study program, alternative/multicultural/special education minipracticum, field experience, and directed studies with professors. Students design, develop, and implement an educational program that is consistent with their interests and preparation, and long-term professional goals.

Beyond the basic.

Hartwick’s Teacher Education Program offers a rich and unique variety and quantity of clinical experiences in classrooms, beginning in students’ very first Education class. By the time they student teach our students have spent many hours in the field and are confident and competent in their pedagogical skills.

Putting education to work.

Hartwick’s education graduates teach in rural, urban, and suburban schools across the country.

Hartwick alumni teach in:

  • Upstate New York
  • New York City
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Vermont, and many other states

Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:

  • Columbia University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Albany
  • The College of St. Rose
  • Fordham University
  • Boston College

Meet the education faculty.

Our distinguished faculty are dedicated to giving tomorrow’s professionals the tools to make an impact the moment they graduate.

Erin Baxter-Toal
Director of Pine Lake Environmental Campus & Challenge Education
B.S. East Stroudsburg University
Areas of expertise:
outdoor recreation management, challenge course programming, health and physical education
Elizabeth Bloom
Associate Professor and Chair of Education Department
Ed.D., Binghamton University
Areas of expertise:
sociological foundations of education; educational psychology; social studies education.
Jennifer Brislin
Coordinator of Student Teaching & Field Experience
Areas of expertise:
Certification Officer, NYS teacher certification procedures and requirements, student teaching and field placement, Public School Liaison, departmental requirements and records
Ross A. Bussell
Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Areas of expertise:
literacy education; educational psychology; social studies education; learning design and technology; curriculum & instruction; socio-cultural foundations of education.
Marisa Kofke
Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D., University of Delaware
Areas of expertise:
disability studies in education, social justice education, teacher education, accessible pedagogy, experiences of transition-age students receiving special education services, disability activism, disability advocacy.
Autumn Magliocca
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee
Areas of expertise:
social studies education; literacy and the social studies; socio-cultural foundations of education; curriculum and instruction.


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