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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Institute to Focus on ‘Re-imagining Schools’

Influential author Will Richardson will address school and district leaders Aug. 14.

SUNY Cortland Rated National “Best Value” College

Money magazine ranked SUNY Cortland in the top 5 percent of all U.S. colleges

Two Red Dragon Athletes Named Academic All-Americans

Two Red Dragons are among the nation's most outstanding academic athletes in their sport

Former Educator Pledges Major Gift

A bequest from Thomas Shea ’58 will give $1 million to fund student leadership.

Seward Honored by SUNY Cortland

State Sen. James Seward received the College’s Presidential Champion of Excellence Award on May 13.

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