Current Teachers Graduate Programs

Graduate education programs at Canisius are perfect for current teachers looking to enhance their career in education by adding more credentials. Our multiple online programs offer flexibility to fit around work schedules. 

Bilingual Education Extension

This advanced certificate program leads to the bilingual extension certification. It is designed for teachers who currently hold NYS teaching certification, have completed a master’s degree, and are fluent in another language.

Differentiated Instruction

This degree program gives teachers the skills to work with students on all levels of education. The degree also meets the requirements for a certification extension in Gifted Education.

Educational Leadership and Supervision

This program is designed to further enhance the skills of educational leaders. The program leads to initial certification in School Building Leader and/or School District Leader, as well as the option of adding a second master’s degree.

Instructional Technologies and Curriculum Design

This program gives teachers the resources they need to bring more new and effective technological interventions into their classroom. The MS program leads to an Education Technologies K-12 certification.

Literacy Education

This program allows participants to earn a Literacy certification for either Birth to Grade 6 or grades 5-12. The program is recognized by the International Literacy Association for meeting the highest level of its standards.

Physical Education

This online program meets NYS requirements for professional certification. The program is designed for teachers with initial/provisional certification in Physical Education. 

Special Education (Advanced)

This Master’s program is for those with either Adolescence, Childhood, or Childhood with Students with Disabilities certifications. You will earn initial certification in Students with Disabilities, either Grades 1 – 6 or 7-12 Generalist.

Teaching Students with Disabilities - Childhood

If you are a childhood teacher looking to gain further knowledge in the learning and/or behavioral challenges of students and add 1-6 certification in Special Education, this is the program for you.

Teaching Students with Disabilities - Adolescence

This program prepares candidates already holding an Adolescence Certificate (Grades 7-12) to gain Initial and Professional Certification in Students with Disabilities Adolescent Generalist.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This program is for those with an initial teaching certification and are interested in teaching English as a second language. This is a fully online program to allow for flexibility for students.

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