SUNY Empire — New York State Education Department Title II Part A Partnership

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Empire State University have partnered to make Title II Part A funds available to non-public teachers and administrators who wish to pursue graduate-level education coursework for the purposes of professional development.

Eligible nonpublic teacher's assistants, teachers, and administrators may enroll in up to 12 credits of coursework that support the development of pedagogical skills, leadership ability, support for high quality academic standards, increased content knowledge, and delivery strategies in order to enhance the academic achievement and socioemotional development of students in nonpublic schools. A list of qualifying courses for summer 2024 is available on this document - Title IIa courses for summer 2024 (PDF 186kB).

To apply as a nondegree (nonmatriculated) student, please review the Title IIa instructions for summer 2024 (PDF 186kB) document and complete the nondegree (nonmatriculated) application at: Graduate Nondegree Study. Under the Academic Plans section, answer Yes to Title II Part A Partnership.

To request a tuition voucher, please submit the following forms:

Please email to submit your forms.

Submit your official undergraduate transcript showing the conferral date of your bachelor’s degree to:

Empire State University
Admissions Office
111 West Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Information Sessions

For additional information about Title IIa and the Education programs offered through the School for Graduate Studies, please join us for a webinar.  A link to our schedule can be found here: Graduate Information Sessions.


Contact the School for Graduate Studies at 800-847-3000, ext. 2429, or

Visit the School for Graduate Studies’ Education Division pages to learn more about their program and course offerings.