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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Second Black Student Union Town Hall Event Added

A second campus-wide meeting to discuss issues related to race, bias and discrimination takes place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.

NASA Scientist Looks at Weather in Space

NASA astrophysicist Alex Young will speak to the uniqueness of “space weather” and the importance of communicating science effectively.

European Union Award Puts College in Select Company

SUNY Cortland will develop a three-year program on the European Union with a grant awarded to three U.S. institutions.

Aspiring Teacher Fights Medical Setback with a Smile

Sophomore Kaley Clavell was honored by the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine after overcoming a tumor in her jaw.

Departments Take Their Coursework to the Adirondacks

The College’s history and childhood/early childhood education departments took recent overnight trips to the Adirondack wilderness.

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Education Building, Room 1239
Phone: 607-753-5430
Fax: 607-753-5432