ADVANCE IN EDUCATION WITH A DEGREE FROM CANISIUS COLLEGE

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Canisius College is the right place to start to advance your career.

Move your teaching career forward with the CAEP-accredited, NYS-approved master’s or certificate programs at Canisius College. Whether you’re looking to become a teacher, add a new professional certification or take on a leadership role in your building or district, you’ll gain the knowledge, experience, and credentials to excel.  

Western New York Teacher Residency

Designed for students with no prior education training, the WNY Teacher Residency is an intensive two-year apprenticeship that pairs rigorous coursework with structured field experiences under the mentorship of a master teacher. The program enables you to earn New York State dual certification in Childhood/Special Education (Gr. 1-6) and a master’s degree in just 24 months. Tuition assistance and a living wage stipend is available.

Professional Certification Programs

Ideal for educators looking to enhance their skills with a new professional certification, our 100% online, NYS-approved master’s programs enable you to gain a top-quality education on your schedule. Degree options include Literacy Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Physical Education, or Education Technologies and Emerging Media.

MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

Our two-year, full-time master’s program in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration equips you for a wide range of careers in higher education administration, at public and private colleges and universities. Consider collegiate administration if you want to start a career working in a college environment in areas such as residence life, career counseling, student services, and multicultural affairs.

Educational Leadership – SBL/SDL Advanced Certifications

The 100% online Educational Leadership program at Canisius equips you with the knowledge, field experience and credentials to become NYS-certified as a principal, district-level administrator, or school leader. Our sequential program leads to SBL (School Building Leader) and SDL (School District Leader) licensure. We also offer a 9-credit online master’s degree in Educational Leadership, which is not required for certification.

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TOP RANKED ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Canisius’ online programs in education were recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation. The publication credited Canisius for its outstanding student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials, and program reputation.

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SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

Our strong partnerships with public and private institutions in Western New York offer field placements, student teaching, and career opportunities in diverse K–12 settings.

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ALUMNI NETWORK

Our graduates are educators, school administrators, and district leaders with deep connections to school systems throughout the region. They provide invaluable professional connections, career guidance, and mentoring opportunities.

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EMPLOYMENT RATE

97% of our recent graduates are employed one year after graduation, with 88% starting new careers or receiving promotions. They work at school districts throughout Western New York, and top colleges and universities throughout the country.