If you have questions relating to academic advising within the Physcial Education department, please contact the Advisement Coordinator, Virginia Wright.
Phone: (607) 753-4918
Be sure to download the 2013 Academic Advising Manual for the PE Program.
For graduate programs only, be sure to download the Graduate PE Manual.
Physical education majors who plan to become teacher-certified must complete a student teaching experience. Student teaching is a fourteen credit-hour, full semester course taken during the senior year.
The student teaching experience at SUNY Cortland is very highly regarded as the "culminating experience" of our entire education program, and , as such it is considered to be the single most important aspect of preparing for a career as a teacher.
In the semester prior to student teaching, teacher candidates must enroll in EDU 454 Pre-Student Teaching Conference (.5 credit). Student teaching requirements are explained during this course and compiled in the Physical Education Student Teaching Handbook.
The Department of Physical Education at SUNY Cortland abides by policies and procedures set forth in the College Student Teaching Handbook distributed by the Field Placement Office. Handbooks are given to student teachers, cooperating teachers and college supervisors. If you are in need of a handbook, contact the Field Placement Office at (607) 753-2824 or visit the link above.
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