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 innovative programs such as the Cortland's Urban Recruitment of Educators, SUNY Cortland continues to be one of the nation's premier educational institutions.

News More news

Cortland again named among nation’s top schools 

Sept. 26, 2023
Washington Monthly and U.S. News rate the university among the best in several categories. 

Student researches school book bans 

July 25, 2023
Student’s summer project seeks to help educators assess classroom censorship. 

May 23 conference targets student success

May 16, 2023
“Great Expectations” will help staff sharpen their teaching outcomes, strategies and tools.

Commencement photo galleries available online

May 15, 2023
More than 1,500 students were recognized at four ceremonies.

Special education program earns national praise 

May 8, 2023
Foundations and Social Advocacy Dept. ranked near top of bachelor’s degree programs. 

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

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