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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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)

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Education Alumni Spotlight

Brendan Hamilton

Brendan Hamilton '14

6th grade teacher, Tomlinson Middle School
Certified coach

"Fisher sets its students up for success. The faculty and staff motivate and support their students to ensure that everyone can succeed in their courses as well as during their fieldwork placements. Students who study in Fisher's School of Education will not only receive top of the line instruction on campus, but will also be given various opportunities to go out in the Rochester community."

Learn more about Brendan Hamilton.

School of Education News


Fisher Students aBANdon the Ban on Banned Books

Fisher Students aBANdon the Ban on Banned Books


Students in Dr. Arlette Miller Smith’s Young Adult Literature course recognized Banned Book Week with posters and presentations that explored the many young adult books that have been banned throughout history. They presented their research during an event on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Lavery Library. Read More

Education Professor Featured in Post

Education Professor Featured in <i>Post</i>


An article written by Dr. Jeff Liles, associate professor in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, was featured in the fall 2016 issue of Post, a Rochester-based magazine. Read More


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