Undergraduate Program

4+1 Program in Teaching and Curriculum

To encourage students to consider a career in teaching, the Warner School has partnered with the department for the 4+1 program. This program allows students to earn an undergraduate and master’s degree (required for permanent certification in New York) in just five years.

Students usually complete the BA in math using two education courses to satisfy the advanced course with substantial mathematical content requirement.

This provides undergraduates the opportunity to take courses toward teaching certification and an MS degree while still in their senior year. The Warner School courses taken by undergraduates must be at the graduate level for them to count toward the master's degree, and the graduate credits earned must exceed the number of credits required for the undergraduate degree.

If you are an undergraduate, you may apply for early admission into a master's program in the fall of your senior year, however, you may not matriculate into the program until you graduate with the bachelor's degree.

It is possible to complete this program in a variety of ways depending on whether your schedule allows one semester, two semesters, or no semesters of student teaching during your senior year.

Sample Program with Senior Year Professional Practice Sequence

Fall of Senior Year

Spring of Senior Year

Summer

(Student becomes a matriculated master's student)

Note: At this point, the student will) completed certification requirements.

Fall Semester (Full Time) or Fall, Spring and Summer (Part Time)

Sample Program with Some Professional Teacher Preparation Senior Year

Fall of Senior Year

Spring of Senior Year

Summer

(Student becomes a matriculated master's student)

Fall (Full Time)

Spring (Full Time)

Sample Program with No Professional Teacher Preparation

Fall/Spring of Senior Year

Summer

(Student becomes a matriculated master's student)

Fall (Full Time)

Spring (Full Time)