Get in the Classroom Faster Through Houghton

When you earn your bachelor’s degree in education at Houghton, you will be in a position to seek certification and be in the classroom sooner. As an accredited program, Houghton’s 4-year bachelor’s program fulfills your education requirements for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers.

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How It Works

Graduate from one of Houghton’s Christ-centered education programs

Pass the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations appropriate to your desired teaching certificate(s)

Apply for and receive NY initial teacher certification

Complete sexual abuse prevention course from Ontario College of Teachers

Apply and receive your Ontario certification

Complete the form to get your free stickers.

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Affordable Christ-Centered Liberal Arts Education

Houghton University responded to the financial challenges families face when paying for college by offering the best price for a high-quality, Christ-centered education in the nation, resetting tuition to the lowest level in 20 years. In addition, Canadian students qualify for generous scholarships, including:

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Matching Scholarships
  • Wesleyan Scholarships
  • Music Scholarships

Financial Aid

Scholarships are available for Canadian students

Majors & Programs

40+ academic programs design to fit your goals and schedule

Average Class Size

15 Students

Expert Faculty

12:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
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Part of the Scenic Genesee Valley

Houghton is located in the hamlet of Houghton, NY, in the scenic Genesee Valley. Houghton’s residential campus sits on the Allegheny Plateau at roughly the 1,300-foot level, on the site of the former Caneadea Indian Reservation of the early 1800s. Fifteen miles to the north are the Genesee’s magnificent Portage Falls and Letchworth State Park, voted the #1 State Park in the United States.


Nearly 800 diverse and deeply curious students from 40 states, 15 countries and Canadian provinces


Campus clubs and organization allowing you to explore ideas, cultivate passions, and connect with others


NCAA DIII teams that integrate athletics with academic excellence, reflecting Christ to the world


Distinct on-campus residences allowing you to live and learn in community

Earn Your Undergraduate Degree in a Christ-Centered Environment

We’re Closer Than You Think

Driving times to Houghton:

Niagara Falls – 2 hrs
St. Catharines – 2.25 hrs
Toronto – 3.5 hrs

London – 4 hrs
Brockville – 4.5  hrs
Ottawa – 6 hrs