Cornell students can apply to nearby Ithaca College to become certified teachers. Graduates of the 13-month M.A.T. program are fully eligible for initial teaching certification in the state of New York, which has reciprocity agreements with more than 30 other states and jurisdictions. Certification specialties include agriculture, English, biology, social studies, chemistry, French, earth science, Spanish, physics, and mathematics.
Those who complete Cornell's Education Minor can take advantage of a streamlined application process.
Leveraging Cornell's expertise in agriculture and agriculture education, Cornell and Ithaca College jointly offer an Agriculture Education M.A.T. program. This program is appropriate for those who wish to become classroom teachers, extension educators, community educators, or leaders in agriculture sales and marketing and other in-demand jobs. Graduates are fully eligible for initial teaching certification in the state of New York.
Graduate Minor in Education
Students in graduate-degree programs at Cornell University may pursue a Minor in Education. Interested students should meet with a faculty member from the Graduate Field of Education. If the professor agrees to serve on the student’s committee, an appropriate plan of study will be developed which will typically include coursework in Education (or related) and some portion of one’s thesis or A-exam on related issues.
Masters and Doctoral Degrees
Cornell’s Field of Education is not currently accepting applications for graduate study in Education. Any questions should be directed to Professor John Sipple.