NCATE Accreditation

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education's teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the highest level of accreditation available.

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Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education

At the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, we are preparing tomorrow's teachers for today's schools while developing them for a lifelong career in the always-changing field of education.

The things you will learn in our classrooms should be helpful to you when you get your first teaching job, and 20 years from now.

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Teaching Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Master's Programs to Become a Teacher

Master's Programs for Current Teachers

Advanced Certification for Current Teachers

Leadership Programs

  • Educational Leadership
    (School Building Leader Certification or School Building Leader/School District Leader Certification)

Doctoral Programs

Education Alumni Spotlight

Taylor Giarrizzo

Taylor Giarrizzo '13

11th grade teacher, University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men

"At the School of Education, you are not simply a student, but part of a community of learners, including the faculty. The passion the faculty and staff have towards education is contagious and inspires you to want to make a difference in the field of education."

Learn more about Taylor Giarrizzo.

School of Education News


School of Education Partnership with East Rochester School District Puts Theory into Practice


In the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education partnerships with Rochester area school districts can provide teacher candidates with valuable classroom experience. Dr. Jeff Liles, an associate professor in the School, took that concept one step further with the redesign of an upper-level methods class that brought four teachers and a principal onto campus as co-instructors, creating a course that brings theory and practice together in a direct, strategic way. Read More

Ed.D. Candidate Presents at D.C. Educator Conference


Robert DiFlorio, a current doctoral candidate in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education’s Executive Leadership program, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to present at the Rethink School Discipline conference. Read More


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