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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Aspiring Teacher Fights Medical Setback with a Smile

Sophomore Kaley Clavell was honored by the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine after overcoming a tumor in her jaw.

Departments Take Their Coursework to the Adirondacks

The College’s history and childhood/early childhood education departments took recent overnight trips to the Adirondack wilderness.

College Defies Physics Norm with Upward Movement

Physics educators might take note of what SUNY Cortland is doing right.

Rep. Hanna Announces Bill to Help Teachers Repay Student Loans

The congressman unveiled H.R. 3359 on one of the country's top secondary teacher prep campuses.

Opening Meeting Emphasizes Past Success, Planning for Future

Recent success and future financial hurdles framed President Erik J. Bitterbaum’s Opening of School Meeting.

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Education Building, Room 1239
Phone: 607-753-5430
Fax: 607-753-5432