Pathways Into Education Center (PIE)

Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduates and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education as well as graduate students enrolled in degree programs that lead to teacher certification.

The PIE Center …

  • Coordinates undergraduate students’ access to programs and opportunities in education, such as the Educational Studies Minor, EDU 390 Community Service and the Future Educator’s Club.
  • Serves as the University’s central source for information about careers in education.
  • Directs students toward the educational careers best suiting their interests and talents.
  • Advises non-degree students in Education (unspecified department), Educational Theory & Practice, and Reading
  • Provides current UAlbany graduate students with information about teacher certification, NYS Teacher Certification Exams, and assists students in applying for teacher certification through TEACH, the new online certification application process recently launched by the New York State Education Department.
  • Prepares students and recent graduates for the job-hunting process, such as the Education Expo Job Fair, Resume Writing Workshops, and Job Interviewing Tips & Information Nights.
  • Posts education-related job listings.

Note: Students who are completing coursework for certification through the Individual Evaluation Pathway should be aware that suggestions from PIE staff about courses to take are not guarantees that the course(s) will be accepted by the State Education Department to meet certification requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions 

The PIE Center is open Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:00pm.

ED 127
School of Education
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3529
Fax: (518) 442-4953
PIECenter@albany.edu

PIE Center Staff

Heidi Audino
Director
(518) 442-3529
haudino@albany.edu 

Jenna McLain
Education Minor Advisor
EDU 390 Coordinator
(518) 442-4990
soeadvisor@albany.edu

Jane Wilde 

ETAP Advisor
(518) 442-5090
ETAPND@albany.edu 

Sarah Zuckerman
Linda Tsevi
Administrative / Graduate Advisors
(518) 442-4828

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