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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.

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SUNY Cortland recognized for engaged student voting

Nov. 22, 2022
Campus honored in 2022 by national ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

Caesaré German waited 16 years to finish college

Nov. 15, 2022
Her grandfather, a retired principal, inspires this non-traditional senior.

SUNY Cortland student is world’s No. 2 powerlifter 

Oct. 25, 2022
Anthony McNaughton squatted, bench-pressed and deadlifted his way to second place in Istanbul, Turkey. 

SUNY Cortland welcomes biggest first-year class in decades

Aug. 29, 2022
The university expects 1,384 first-year students, the most in the more than three decades first-year attendance has been tracked.

Alum named New York’s history teacher of the year

Aug. 19, 2022
SUNY Cortland graduate Caitlin Goodwin ’11, M ’16 teaches middle school in McGraw, N.Y.

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