Pre-Service Programs are for students who do not yet have any certification to teach. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in Adolescence Education is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, French, Mathematics, Physics, Social studies, or Spanish and who seek certification to teach their subject from grades 7-12 in New York State schools. Students who complete the degree and other requirements are eligible for initial certification.
The Graduate School of Education also offers combined (also called "accelerated") degree programs in Mathematics, the sciences, French, and Spanish. These programs provide a limited number of eligible and outstanding career Binghamton University liberal arts and science students the opportunity to graduate in five years with B.A./B.S. in a subject, as well as an M.A.T. degree to teach that subject.
SUNY Binghamton is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. Department of Education programs are also accredited by the TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council).