Approximately 460 Central New York college students and 55 school district recruitment professionals from New York and other states are expected to attend the 27th annual Central New York Teacher Recruitment Days on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, at SUNY Cortland.
Hosted every year by SUNY Cortland, the event is organized through the College’s Career Services office and co-sponsored by the Central New York Career Development Association, which represents the career services offices of 13 area public and private colleges and universities.
The event participants will include education students who are graduating this spring or summer or who graduated last December with bachelor’s or master’s degrees and will receive their teaching certificates by Fall 2012.
The association’s Teacher Recruitment Days allow colleges that have teacher education programs to collaboratively attract a large number of school district administrators, said Lisa Allen, assistant director of career services and the event coordinator.
Teacher Recruitment Days, which takes place in the Park Center Alumni Arena, will attract representatives from approximately 35 school districts in New York and a number of southeastern states. Virginia Levine, SUNY Cortland executive assistant to the president, Andrea Lachance, interim dean for the School of Education, and Marley Barduhn ’76, M ’79, assistant provost for teacher education, will offer opening remarks at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 26. Orientation of recruiters and students will follow for the next several hours. Recruitment interviews will take place from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 26 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.
|During her semester of student teaching, one SUNY Cortland student experiences her anticipated career in the field of education. In the photo above to the left, college students from all over the region meet with prospective employers during a previous Teacher Recruitment Days at SUNY Cortland.|
“With Teacher Recruitment Days we’re trying to provide services for students in as many ways as we can,” to supplement interviews with the school district recruiters, Allen said.
Last year, the graduate schools that are part of the consortium’s member institutions were invited to have a table at Teacher Recruitment Days, she noted. This year, seven graduate schools will be represented at the recruitment fair.
Once again, a Counselors-on-Call program will place career services staff members with background in the educational field in one area of the arena to provide pointers on career advancement, Allen noted.
Registration for Teacher Recruitment Days is already closed. However, area residents with teaching qualifications may obtain a list of the job openings through one of the career services offices in the association. The association members are: Binghamton University, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Empire State College, Elmira College, Ithaca College, Le Moyne College, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Potsdam, Syracuse University, Utica College, Wells College and Cazenovia College.
For more information, visit the Teacher Recruitment Days website at cnycda.org.