Between 2014 and 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects nearly 1.9 million job openings for teachers of preschool through postsecondary school.

Gain field experience in local classrooms beginning your freshman year as opposed to your junior year like many other competing programs.

 

Daemen Pass Rate Above 90%

Daemen students have a combined pass rate consistently above 90 percent on the annual New York State Teacher Certification Examinations.

Program Benefits

  • Core and advanced specialty courses provide students with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of French or Spanish through real-life assignments both in and out of class.  
  • Education classes provide instruction in the craft of teaching and provide strong preparation for state Teacher Certification Exams.
  • Choose from long- or multiple short-term study abroad programs to gain linguistic and cultural competency.
  • Courses in applied linguistics and second language acquisition, thus preparing students for the edTPA process for language and subsequent study at the master's level.
  • Work with our language assistants, who are native and heritage speakers within the Daemen community, to build communicative fluency. 
  • Field experiences are available through Daemen’s partnerships with local public, private, and charter schools as well as educational agencies and community centers. 
  • Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration.
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Master's in Special Education

Stay for a fifth year and earn a master’s degree in special education in just three semesters! As a graduate student in our master’s in special education program, you will learn how to create lesson plans aligned to New York state’s Next Generation and Common Core learning standards, as well as understand the laws that protect students.

Career Outlook

Daemen graduates are teaching in many school districts and public school systems, including Buffalo, Williamsville, Clarence, Cheektowaga, New York City, Baltimore, and Myrtle Beach, among others. 

A number of our graduates have also advanced to working in educational administration.

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