Question by new yorkr: What schools offer an online Master’s degree in teaching that can be used for certification in New York State?
I want to take a Master’s degree online so I can become certified to teach in New York State. I find the State website to be confusing.

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Answer by Laura
I’m pretty sure New York State doesn’t accept online Master’s degrees/certification. I think you have to physically go to an accredited school. There are some good ones near me in Rochester. SUNY Geneseo is cheap and well known for their teaching program. I am at U of R…but it’s very pricey.

It’s possible that you can take some courses online but I think the bulk of your coursework has to be in the classroom. Some other states will accept online degrees…but New York has a lot more rules/laws than other states.

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