Pamela Michel, Interim Dean
201 Culkin Hall
In 1861, Edward Austin Sheldon founded what would become SUNY Oswego as the first urban teacher training program in the United States. Today, the School of Education carries on Sheldon’s
concern for authentic learning and social justice through an emphasis on knowledge, practice,
reflection, collaboration, and leadership in all our programs.
Graduate programs are offered in the areas of counseling services, mental health counseling, and school psychology; adolescence education, art education, chemistry education, childhood education, childhood special education, curriculum and instruction, and literacy education, mathematics education; educational leadership; technology education; and vocational technical education. Two non-degree, graduate certificate programs are offered; Play Therapy and Gerontology.
The School of Education at SUNY Oswego is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE accreditation is the standard of excellence in teacher education, verifying that our programs produce competent, caring, and qualified teachers and other professional school personnel who can help all students learn.
New York State Certification
The graduate programs currently offered by the School of Education that lead to various teacher and pupil personnel certifications are listed under Field of Study in Academic Procedures and Regulations . A student who matriculates into any program leading to New York State teacher or pupil personnel certification and completes all the degree requirements in a timely fashion fulfills the academic requirements for the appropriate certification. However, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has additional requirements for all certifications, including (but not limited to) passing scores on New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, U.S. citizenship, good moral character (confirmed by a criminal background check), and timely application. Complete information about certification requirements and the application process is available from the New York State Education Department (Office of Higher Education, Room 979 Education Building Addition, Albany, NY 12234, 518-474-5851), www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ Scores on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) reported for students that have completed Oswego’s program is available at www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/TitleIIData/titleIIDataMain.htm
School of Education Policies
The following policies apply to graduate programs in the School of Education.
A complete description of these and other policies are found in the School of Education Handbook :
- Candidates are required to purchase and use the electronic portfolio software approved by the School of Education when they are enrolled in the following methods and practicum/student teaching/internship courses: ADO 510-550, ADO 525, 526; CED 594 and CED 525, 526. To maximize the benefit of this requirement, candidates are advised to take their methods and student teaching/internship courses in successive semesters, if possible.
- All teacher education field placements are arranged by the Field Placement Office within the appropriate program’s service region. Candidates must provide their own reliable transportation to and from placements. Travel times are generally within 60 minutes for pre-student teaching placements and may be up to 90 minutes for student teaching placements.