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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SUNY Cortland removes SAT/ACT requirement for applicants

June 30, 2020
The university will not require an SAT or ACT score from applicants during the 2020-21 academic year.

SUNY Cortland introduces online master’s in literacy education

June 26, 2020
The program, which full-time students can complete in one year, leads to two teaching certifications in a discipline that applies to all subjects.

Faculty and staff to receive Chancellor’s Awards

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

SUNY Chancellor Honors Four Students

May 20, 2020
In the midst of a health crisis, SUNY pauses to recognize Cortland student excellence.

Two alumni win SUNY Graduate Fellowships

May 19, 2020
Breanna Washington ’19 and Natalie Lipari ’20 earned this singular, graduate award.

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Education Building, Room 1239
Phone: 607-753-5431
Fax: 607-753-5432
School.Education@cortland.edu

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