Certificate Programs

What can one do with an advanced certificate?

Binghamton University's certificate programs allow candidates to develop specialized expertise to complement their main area of study, advance their career, and stand out to employers.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for our advanced certificates in Community Schools and Educational Leadership. The GRE is required for our advanced certificates in Adolescence Special Education and TESOL unless the applicant is a certified teacher/leader who already holds a graduate degree.

Adolescence Special Education

This program is designed for students who possess an initial New York state teacher certification and seek initial and professional certification in Students with Disabilities (SWD) 7-12 Generalist with eligibility for the SWD content area extension.

Community Schools

This program is offered entirely online, with completion in one year of part-time study. Community schools are a strategy for organizing school and community resources around student success. This is also a concentration option for our MS Educational Studies program.

Educational Leadership

This program, open to experienced educators from pre-K to high school, prepares prospective educational leaders to serve in pre-K through grade 12 schools and school districts.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This program is designed for teachers certified or becoming certified and who are seeking New York state certification in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). For those becoming certified, the advanced certificate can be completed at a part-time or full-time pace. For those already certified and who can complete the program within one calendar year, funding of $900 per course is available throughout June 2021.