Utica University Offers Transition B Teacher Certification Program to Address New York State’s Urgent Demand for Educators

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Utica University’s Transition B program offers a solution to the urgent demand for teachers in New York state.

  • Utica University held an open house for the apprenticeship teacher certification program.
  • The program provides a five-year, temporary certification while candidates teach and complete the master’s program.
  • The Transition B program is moving completely online, making it accessible to candidates in rural areas.
  • Utica University is the only provider within a 100-mile radius that offers immediate certification to begin teaching in year one.
  • Utica University Features Teacher Certification Program

    With the urgent demand for teachers in New York state, Utica University’s Transition B program offers a unique solution. The program provides a five-year, temporary certification while candidates teach and complete the master’s program. Additionally, the program is moving completely online, making it accessible to candidates in rural areas.

    Addressing the Teacher Shortage

    Richard Moon, a retired public education teacher and now an adjunct professor at Utica University, explains that the shortage of teachers is due to retirements, with close to 50% of public-school teachers in New York state eligible to retire within the next five years.

    Online Access and Enrollment

    Moon also notes that the Transition B program is seeing an increase in enrollment, especially from candidates in rural areas, as the program is now moving completely online, offering immediate certification to begin teaching in year one.

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