More than 600 Central New York college students and 50 school district recruiters from New York and other states are expected to attend the 26th annual Central New York Teacher Recruitment Days on April 14-15 at SUNY Cortland.
Hosted by SUNY Cortland for the last 26 years, the event is organized through the College’s Career Services 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.
Teacher Recruitment Days in the Park Center Alumni Arena will attract approximately 30 school districts in New York and a number of southeastern states. SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum and Vice President for Student Affairs C. Gregory Sharer will offer opening remarks at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 14. Recruitment interviews will take place from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15.
“We have added a counselor-on-call area to provide more resources to students who attend,” said Lisa Allen, assistant director of career services and the event coordinator.
“The graduate schools that are part of the schools that are involved in the consortium were invited to have a table at Teacher Recruitment Days,” a second change this year, she noted.
The association’s Teacher Recruitment Days allow the colleges that have teacher education programs to collaboratively attract the largest number of school district administrators, Allen said.
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 are receiving their teaching certificates by Fall 2011.
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, LeMoyne 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.