If you want to pursue a career in childhood education (grades 1-6) or early childhood education (birth-grade 2), you’ll find that SUNY Cortland has a stellar reputation for excellence in preparing teachers.
At Cortland you’ll learn from expert faculty who have years of experience in school settings. They will help you translate what you learn in class to the real-world setting of a preschool or elementary school classroom.
And because experience is usually the best teacher, you’ll spend 100 hours or more in the field before you begin your student teaching, giving you opportunities to explore a variety of different educational environments.
A Cortland degree makes employers take notice. We prepare more elementary and preschool teachers than any other college or university in New York. Schools are confident that when they hire a Cortland-educated graduate, they’re hiring someone destined to become a great teacher.
As a student in the Childhood/Early Childhood Department you will be part of the:
Your completed degree will integrate:
June 26, 2020
The program, which full-time students can complete in one year, leads to two teaching certifications in a discipline that applies to all subjects.
May 20, 2020
In the midst of a health crisis, SUNY pauses to recognize Cortland student excellence.
May 19, 2020
Breanna Washington ’19 and Natalie Lipari ’20 earned this singular, graduate award.
Febr. 25, 2020
Preparing infants through 5-year-olds for school is the key.
Febr. 25, 2020
Four students focused on picture books that help children with family in prison.