Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Education


Laura Spenceley, Dean
302 Park Hall • 315-312-2102
www.oswego.edu/education
 

In 1861, Edward Austin Sheldon founded the Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School, which would become SUNY Oswego. Today, the School of Education carries on Sheldon’s efforts related to authentic learning and social justice by emphasizing knowledge, practice, reflection, collaboration, and leadership in all our programs. 

Bachelor of Science (and graduate degree/certificate) programs can be viewed on the School of Education website.

The teacher preparation and professional school personnel programs at the State University of New York at Oswego are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 223-0077). This accreditation status is effective through Fall 2028. The next site visit will take place in Spring 2028. 

New York State Teacher Certification program areas offered: 

Adolescence Education, Agricultural Education, Business & Marketing Education, Career and Technical Education for Practicing Teachers Certificate, Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Science Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Technology Education programs are registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and lead to eligibility for initial certification. In addition, the Health Career Education, Technical Education, and Trade Education programs housed in the Career and Technical Educator Preparation Department are also registered by NYSED and lead to eligibility for initial and professional certification.

In accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), the New York State Education Department requires that all candidates for initial and professional certification complete six hours of training in harassment, bullying, and discrimination intervention in compliance with the Dignity for All Students Act and Parts 52 and 80 of the Commissioner’s Regulations. This requirement includes those who already hold an initial certificate and are applying for any new professional certificate.

A candidate who completes all the degree requirements of one of these programs fulfills the academic requirements for the appropriate
certification in New York State. However, NYSED has additional requirements for all certifications, including appropriate scores on New York State Teacher Certification Exam(s), U.S. citizenship or visa eligibility to work in the U.S., good moral character (confirmed by a criminal background check), and timely application. Information on certification is available from the NYSED (www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/). New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) pass rates for SUNY Oswego program completers are available at https://www.oswego.edu/education/caep-annual-reporting-measures
 

School of Education Policies

The following policies apply to undergraduate programs in the School of Education. Complete descriptions of policies are found in the School of Education Handbook.

Undergraduate candidates are required to use the data management system approved by the School of Education. Undergraduate candidates will be informed when to access and utilize the system. Teacher education clinical experiences are arranged by the Clinical Practice and Partnerships Office within the appropriate program’s service region. Candidates are expected to have reliable transportation to and from clinical experiences but should notify the Clinical Practice and Partnerships Office if they have transportation needs. Travel times to sites are generally within 60 minutes for clinical experiences that occur before student teaching but could be up to 90 minutes for student teaching.

Academic Departments

  Career and Technical Educator Preparation  
  Counseling and Psychological Services  
  Curriculum and Instruction  
  Educational Administration  
  Health Promotion and Wellness  
  Technology  
   
   

Academic Majors

  Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) in
       Biology  , Chemistry  , Earth Science  , English  , French  , German  ,
       Mathematics  , Physics  , Social Studies  , and Spanish  
  Career and Technical Educator Preparation - Agricultural Education (all grades) - BS Degree   (All Grades)
  Career and Technical Educator Preparation - Business and Marketing Education (all grades) - BS Degree  
  Career & Technical Education for Practicing Teachers - Undergraduate Certificate Program  
  Childhood Education  (Grades 1-6)
  Career and Technical Educator Preparation - Family and Consumer Sciences Education (all grades) - BS Degree   (All Grades)
  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages   
  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  
  Nutrition  
  Technology