Effective December 2008, the Mathematics Department suspended its involvement in the Cornell Teacher Education Program. Currently, students at Cornell may pursue teaching credentials only in biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, and physics. CTE (Cornell Teacher Education) is a program situated in the Department of Education. Most CTE students enroll in a five-year program, which combines an undergraduate major in one of the sciences with a one-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Students from any college at Cornell are eligible to apply to the program as undergraduates. Students completing the graduate program will earn the master's degree required for permanent certification in New York and most other states.