The time to teach is now!

Complete your teaching degree in 11-16 months.
Classes are offered in the evenings, online or hybrid.

Teacher Education Programs

Become a Teacher | Initial Certification

  1. Bachelor's in Teacher Education | 4 Years
    (Designed for High School Graduates or Transfer Students)
  2. Pathway to Teaching, B.S. | 21 months* 
    (Designed for Adults or Transfer Students)
  3. Early Childhood and Special Education, M.Ed. | 16 months****
  4. Childhood and Special Education, M.Ed. | 16 months****
  5. Adolescence and Special Education, M.Ed. | 16 months****

In Person (no asterisk)
Evenings Only*
Evenings or Online**
Online Only***

Already a Teacher | Professional Certification

  1. Literacy Education, M.Ed. | 12 months**
  2. Special Education, M.Ed. | 16 months***
  3. ESOL, Post-Master’s Certification | 11 months****

Other School-based Programs | Completion in 2-4 Years

  1. School Counseling | 24 months*
  2. School Psychology | 36 months*
  3. Clinical/School Psychology, Psy.D. | 4 Years
Watch the story of Steven Metzger '14, recipient of the Golden Apple Award.


Take the Next Step at Roberts

When you earn your Teacher Education degree at Roberts Wesleyan, you will join the more than 17,000 alumni of the College who have benefited from personal relationships with expert faculty.

Jeanne Ricigliano, Pathway to Teaching, B.S. '12

"I like to think of this program as a pathway to your professional goals. As a special education teacher, I tell my students, ‘When you have a goal, find a pathway to get there.’"


Timothy Fowler, Initial Adolescence and Special Education, M.Ed. '16

“My experience as part of the Master of Education program at Roberts Wesleyan has been wonderful.  I feel that I am learning the real life skills that I will need to have in the classroom.  The professors are knowledgeable, friendly and really take the time to support your development as a teacher.  The classes are engaging and make you think on a higher level.  If anyone is looking to go into an education field, I would suggest attending Roberts Wesleyan College.”


Angeleen Tauriello, Initial Childhood and Special Education, M.Ed. '16

Being in the Roberts Teacher Education Master's Program has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience. My love for teaching has flourished and I feel this program is truly molding me into a great a teacher."


Jennifer Iacucci, Literacy Education, M.Ed. '16

The Master's in Literacy program has allowed me to develop my understanding of Literacy development in children while enhancing my teaching abilities through a hands-on approach in a supportive environment.”


Amber Pollox, Special Education, M.Ed. '16

“This program has allowed me to grow in many ways as a professional, educator and learner. The professors are extremely helpful, caring, and accommodate for the needs of the students. I love the fact that it’s an online program. It allows students to continue to work while tending to their personal life and families. I couldn’t imagine myself continuing my education at any other college. It is a dream come true to receive an education from such an incredible team of professors.”

Request More Information

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  • Program Highlights and Outcomes
  • Curriculum
  • Cost and Financial Aid
  • Admission Requirements


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Rochester, NY 14624

(585) 594-6600 OR
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Have Questions about our Programs? Contact...

lisa_devinney_250x250Lisa DeVinney
Enrollment Counselor | Pathway to Teaching
585.454.9049 (call/text) |

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nielsen_kristen_250x250Kristen Nielsen
Enrollment Counselor | Graduate Education
585.454.9026 (call/text) |

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laurie-couch_250x250Laurie Couch
Enrollment Counselor | Graduate Counseling & Psychology
585.594.6603 (call/text) |

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