Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

Foundations and Social Advocacy

As an inclusive childhood education major, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experiences to teach children who have disabilities in grade 1-6 classrooms. The program draws on best practices to prepare teachers for all school environments with an emphasis on urban schools.

Student teaching and fieldwork provide real-world experience that brings classroom learning to life. Through our program, you’ll develop habits for lifelong learning, collaborate with professionals and families in high-need communities and promote equity and excellence.

The department also offers courses in multicultural and urban education, the role of gender in schooling and the relationship between schools and society.

Master’s degree programs in teaching students with disabilities for either grades 1-6 or 7-12 are available if you already have teaching certification.

If you wish to become a school building and school district leader or a school district business leader and have a master's degree, there are two programs that satisfy the requirements for a Certificate in Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in Educational Administration.

Demand for good teachers is high in this critically important field. Cortland has a stellar reputation for preparing great teachers and capable leaders.


Future teacher is beating the odds

April 14, 2021
Non-traditional student Allison McDaniel hopes to help children overcome social barriers.

Racial justice workshop for SUNY Cortland faculty

Feb. 22, 2021
Members of the Ithaca Civic Ensemble will lead an interactive session relating to racism on campus.

Education professor gets creative teaching online

Oct. 22, 2020
Jeremy Jimenez has used new ways to explore race, class and gender issues in his classes.

Faculty and staff to receive Chancellor’s Awards

June 9, 2020
SUNY honors Brian Barrett and Jeremiah Rawson with its highest recognition.

Red Dragons team up to address food insecurity in Oswego County

May 8, 2020
First-year student Cierra Stone is working with teachers in her local school district to provide for students.


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