The teacher education and educational leadership programs of the School of Education are fully accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Our individual programs have been approved by the New York State Education Department and by the professional associations in each field, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the International Reading Association. Our Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and its graduates are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Examination for Athletic Trainers.
Many Hofstra University School of Education programs meet New York State teacher certification requirements. When Hofstra students successfully complete Hofstra's State-approved certification program, they are eligible to apply for state certification though the university. A certification application fee is collected for the State of New York at the time the School of Education recommends the candidate for certification to the state. For detailed information on certification requirements contact the Certification Office, 129 Hagedorn Hall, or call (516) 463-5747. Students can obtain detailed and current information about certification requirements for various educational specialties.