The teacher preparation programs at Manhattan College involve both classroom studies and extensive fieldwork. Fieldwork begins freshman or sophomore year with classroom observation, and culminates senior year with student teaching. All teacher preparation programs meet New York State standards for teacher certification and are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
Students can choose to major in the following:
- Adolescent Education: Preparation to teach grades 9-12
- Childhood Education: Preparation to teach grades 1-6
- Dual Childhood/Special Education: Preparation to teach grades 1-6 in both regular and special education classroom settings
Students who want to obtain a master’s degree can pursue the Five-Year B.S./M.S.Ed. in Childhood/Special Education, which awards both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years, instead of the traditional six years.