School of Education

The mission of teacher education at SUNY Cortland is to build upon the foundation of liberal learning in the development of teachers who have exceptional pedagogical knowledge and skills.

Graduates of SUNY Cortland's teacher education program will be prepared to think critically, utilize technology, communicate effectively, understand and value diversity, contribute to their communities, and make a difference in the lives of their students.

SUNY Cortland is home to the largest comprehensive teacher education program in New York and the 10th largest among public institutions in the U.S. Now in its 134th year, Cortland educates more teachers than any other New York college or university by integrating a strong foundation of liberal arts and sciences with theory and application in teaching.

With engaged students, dedicated faculty, superior facilities and nationally recognized programs such as the Center for Fourth and Fifth Rs (Character Education) and innovative programs such as the Cortland's Urban Recruitment of Educators, SUNY Cortland continues to be one of the nation's premier educational institutions.

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College Introduces New Certificate for Teacher Leaders

The four-course credential can benefit educators who are interested in becoming department chairs, grade-level coordinators, lead teachers or academic coaches.

Annual Leadership Conference Helps Develop CNY Educators

Author George Couros will discuss innovation and creativity with both working and aspiring school administrators from throughout the region.

Students Earn National Gilman Scholarships

The prestigious award supports a student's expenses to study abroad.

SUNY Cortland Partner OPEN a Finalist for National Award

The Partnership for a Healthier America has nominated OPEN for its Catalyst for Change Award.

Study Abroad Provides Canvas for Student Art in India

Three aspiring teachers created a 12-piece art exhibition as part of their study abroad program in Mangalore, India.

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Education Building, Room 1239
Phone: 607-753-5431
Fax: 607-753-5432