Binghamton’s Educational Studies program is for those interested in the general study of education, and usually serves three types of people:
1. Teachers interested in obtaining their Master’s in education, but who work in a subject that is not offered by Binghamton's Graduate School of Education (subjects other than childhood & early childhood education, special education, literacy, or adolescence education in English, foreign language, mathematics, science, or social studies).
2. Professionals working in schools in non-teaching positions, or in community colleges, human service agencies, or other settings, who wish to enhance their understanding of educational foundations.
3. Teachers and educators from other countries who desire graduate study in the field of education, but who are not interested in teacher certification.
Note: This program does not lead to certification. Students interested in teacher certification will have to apply to NYSED on their own, and with the understanding that GSE cannot predict how NYSED will judge their set of courses. It is each student's responsibility to work with a certification officer to determine courses that would apply toward certification. (BOCES has certification officers who can help with this process.) The other alternative is to pursue a different master's degree that does lead to certification.
We invite you to explore Binghamton’s Graduate School of Education website to learn more about the program.
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).