Under an agreement with the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) union, D'Youville College will accept up to nine college credits for acceptable graduate work completed through the union organization.
Students could then enroll at the private college to complete the remaining courses for their master's degree at a 20 percent tuition discount.
This will help teachers earn their required advanced degree faster. New York State requires teachers to have their master's degree within five years of the time they start to teach.
The agreement with NYSUT is exclusive in Western New York with D'Youville offering education programs in early childhood, childhood, adolescence and special education in those fields to union members. Under this agreement D'Youville will grant transfer credit for those courses taken through NYSUT programs and help teachers complete their professional certification.
The agreement is in effect now and it's expected individuals participating will save up to $4,000 in tuition costs.
More information about New York State United Teachers Union can be found on www.nysut.org/.