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Graduates of Siena's teacher education programs are willing and able leaders in the endeavor to provide quality instructional environments for students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. Inspired by the life and work of Francis of Assisi, the certification programs offered at College prepares teachers committed to the continuing effort to create a good and just society.

Why Think about Education or Teaching Careers?
Teachers have the ability to inspire trust and confidence, communicate, motivate students, and ultimately understand students’ educational and emotional needs.
  •  Job prospects in the teaching field looks promising, especially in high-demand fields such as mathematics, science, and bilingual education, and the global demand for teachers is on the rise. Job openings for Teachers and Instructors are projected to increase by 225.7 % from 2008 to 2018 (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook 2010-2011).
  • The employment of Middle School Teachers as well as Elementary Teachers is expected to increase by 15 and 16 percent respectively between 2008 and 2018 (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook 2010-2011).
  • Compared to other career fields, teaching careers fare better. For instance, the employment of lawyers is expected to increase by 13%, while Teachers and Instructors would see a 14.7% increase in employment between 2008 and 2018 (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook 2010-2011).
  • Teaching is a gateway to Educational Administration positions which pays $71,630 on average with a Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience. The employment of Education Administrators and all others is expected to increase by 23.9 percent from 2008 to 2018.
  • International opportunities exist for teachers and education related careers. On a global scale, over six million teachers will be needed between 2009 and 2015 due to an increase in school enrollment, growth, and replacement needs (UNESCO Institute of Statistics 2011).
Opportunities and Benefits through Siena’s Education Department
Students who enter the Teacher Preparation/Certification Program or pursue education courses have the following opportunities, benefits, and more:
  • The Department offers comprehensive programs for students seeking New York State Initial Certification in Adolescence Education in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Spanish, French, English, Social Studies-History or American Studies and Business Education.
  • For students whose career goals are education-related, we offer the opportunity to develop sequence of courses that will serve as a foundation for graduate work in fields such as elementary education, school psychology, guidance and counseling, school social work, reading and literacy, or special education.
  • Extension for grades 5-6. Students who complete a program for initial certificate in adolescence education grades 7-12, are eligible for extension of their teaching certificate into grades 5-6 by taking two additional courses.
  • A Siena College and Sage Graduate School agreement affords Siena graduates who completed the certification program automatic acceptance into a master’s degree program in Elementary Education, Health Education, Guidance and Counseling, Reading, Special Education, and Reading/Special Education at Sage College.
  • Siena returning students who did not enter our secondary certification programs can still receive automatic acceptance by completing an acceptable series of courses with recommendations from Education Department faculty. Benefits include;

                 application fees waiver,

                 graduate advisement in spring of the senior year, 

                 automatic acceptance into the one-year, paid internship program and

                 the opportunity to apply early for graduate assistantships in Sage Graduate Schools.

 
Career Outlook and Job Opportunities in Teaching/Education Field
A coursework in education prepares students for teaching and/or education related careers in elementary, middle, and high schools, colleges and universities, libraries, as well as youth organizations, and camps. There will always be a need for K-12 teachers. Opportunities for teachers of all subjects are regularly available and usually dependent upon geography. For instance, there is a significant need for teachers in what the Bureau of Labor Statistics refers to as “high need” urban and rural districts – the very communities for service at the heart of the College’s Franciscan Tradition.
The following employment links also offer K-12 and New York Sate teachers job opportunities;
 
Northeast New York School Jobs www.neny-schooljobs.org/   and www.nyeducationjobs.com
                              http://www.teachanywhere.com/
 
 
To learn more about opportunities in the Education Department, speak to your advisor and contact us directly by speaking with one of the following members of the department: 

 

Dr. Mark Jury………………………………...................................................(518) 783-4259
Mr. Ralph DiMarino………………………………………........................... (518) 783-4122
Dr. Jesse Moya………………………………………….............…..............(518) 782-6724
Dr. Cheryl Gowie……………………………………….............….............. (518) 783-2952
Dr. Mark Jury……………...........................................……….....................…(518) 783-6747
Dr. Robert Colesante…………………………........……………..........…..(518) 782-6564
Ms. Doreen Dedjoe………………………………….........................……..(518) 783-4235

 

Contact: Doreen Dedjoe
Contact Email: ddedjoe@siena.edu