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Professional certification: You will be eligible for initial certification immediately upon graduation. After three years of teaching, you will be eligible for professional certification.
Undergraduate degree: Earn a professional degree in geology, history, English, chemistry, etc. (in case you decide not to teach).
Peace of mind: Once employed as a New York State teacher, you don’t have to worry about completing a master’s degree at night or during the summers within five years.
Save money: Save money by paying undergraduate tuition rates for the first 12 graduate credits.
Qualifications: Be considered a much more qualified candidate for a teaching position than a person with a four year degree. Graduates will have a professional degree with extensive education courses at the graduate level.
Hireability: Many school district prefer to hire teachers who already have a master’s.
SUNY Plattsburgh is one of the few colleges offering a combined B.A./M.S.T. program.
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If you would like more information about the combined B.A./M.S.T. adolescence education programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Kathy Grant, Ed.D.
Professor, Teacher Education Unit
Program Area Coordinator, B.A./M.S.T. and M.S.T. Graduate Programs
Phone: (518) 792-5425 ext. 118
Fax: (518) 792-3868
Mark Beatham, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Teacher Education Unit
Program Leader, Combined B.A./M.S.T. Adolescence Programs
Office: Sibley 418A
Phone: (518) 564-5142
Fax: (518) 564-2149