School of Education - SUNY Cortland

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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Professor Helps Maya Artisans Rediscover Their Past, Build a Future

Maya pottery made using 3,000-year-old techniques are on display at Dowd Gallery

Memoir Talk to Address At-Risk Learning

Ginnah Howard's new memoir faithfully chronicles actual students at school.

Popular Summer Program for Teachers Goes Digital

The three-week Summer Institute offers up to six graduate credits and more than 80 professional development credit hours for teachers.

Chancellor Zimpher to Start Listening Tour at Cortland

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will start her statewide TeachNY listening tour at SUNY Cortland

For Two Students, Commencement Marks ‘Grand’ Occasion

Two seniors will share their special day with their grandparents, who will march as alumni members of the Half Century Club.

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Phone: 607-753-5431
Fax: 607-753-5432