If you want to pursue a career in childhood education (grades 1-6) or early childhood education (birth-grade 2), you’ll find that SUNY Cortland has a stellar reputation for excellence in preparing teachers.
At Cortland you’ll learn from expert faculty who have years of experience in school settings. They will help you translate what you learn in class to the real-world setting of a preschool or elementary school classroom.
And because experience is usually the best teacher, you’ll spend 100 hours or more in the field before you begin your student teaching, giving you opportunities to explore a variety of different educational environments.
A Cortland degree makes employers take notice. We prepare more elementary and preschool teachers than any other college or university in New York. Schools are confident that when they hire a Cortland-educated graduate, they’re hiring someone destined to become a great teacher.
As a student in the Childhood/Early Childhood Department you will be part of the:
Your completed degree will integrate:
Nov. 23, 2021
On Nov. 19, people discussed the forest ecosystem project to be built by spring.
Oct. 12, 2021
Sign explains many possible uses for the nine-bed plot near Van Hoesen Hall.
Aug. 31, 2021
The C.U.R.E. program will add students and continue for at least five more years.
June 29, 2021
Toddlers to teens cultivate ideas they need to understand their world.
April 20, 2021
Christina Garcia ’20, a dual major in childhood/early childhood education and Spanish, will teach abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.