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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Education

Linda Rae Markert, Dean
356 Wilber 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.

Bachelor of Science degree programs are offered in the areas of Adolescence Education, Childhood Education, Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL), Technology Education and Vocational Teacher Preparation. Graduate programs are offered in the areas of Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Adolescence Education, Childhood Special Education, Art Education, Technology Education, Vocational Teacher Preparation, School Administration and Supervision, School Psychology and Counseling Services.

The School of Education also offers a variety of programs in the allied profession, including Bachelor of Science degrees in Technology Management, and Wellness Management; academic minors in Athletic Training and Health Science; and a Master’s degree in Human Services/Counseling.

National Accreditation of School of Education Programs

The School of Education at SUNY Oswego is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, 202-466-7496). 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 Teacher Certification

The Adolescence Education, Agricultural Education, Business & Marketing Education, Childhood Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Technology Education programs are registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED); they lead to eligibility for initial certification. The Vocational Education (7-12) programs are also registered by the NYSED; they lead to eligibility for initial and professional certification.

A candidate who completes all the degree requirements of one of these programs fulfills the academic requirements for the appropriate certification. However, NYSED has additional requirements for all certifications, including appropriate scores on New York State Teacher Certification Exam(s), U.S. citizenship, good moral character (confirmed by a criminal background check), and timely application. Complete information is available from the NYSED (Office of Higher Education, Room 979 Education Building Addition, Albany, NY 12234, 518-474-5851, www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach).

School of Education Policies

The following policies apply to undergraduate programs in the School of Education. A complete description of policies are found in the School of Education Handbook at www.oswego.edu/academics/colleges_and_departments/education/handbook.html:

  • All undergraduate School of Education candidates must maintain an overall 2.50 GPA, with no grade lower than a C- in any required concentrate, major, cognate or pedagogical course; a 2.50 overall GPA is required for student teaching, internship, and graduation.
  • Undergraduate 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 310-350 and ADO 420, 421; CED 394 and CED 420, 421; and TED 306 and TED 316, 410, 411. 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.

Academic Departments

  Counseling and Psychological Services
  Curriculum and Instruction
  Educational Administration
  Health Promotion andWellness
  Vocational Teacher Preparation

Academic Majors

  Agricultural Education (All Grades)
  Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) in
       Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, French, German,
       Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, and Spanish

Business and Marketing Education (All Grades)

  Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
  Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) (All Grades)
  Technology Education (All Grades)
  Technology Management
  Vocational Education (Grades 7-12) in Agriculture, Family & Consumer Science, Health Careers, Technical, and Trades
  Wellness Management

Academic Minors

  Athletic Coaching
  Health Science