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What we offer

The School of Education (SOE) offers baccalaureate degrees in Elementary and Secondary Education, master's degrees in Elementary and Secondary Education, Literacy, Special Education, and Humanistic Education, as well as Certificates of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership.

SOE is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Most programs lead to our recommendation for New York State certification. As a graduate, you will be well grounded in content, theoretical and historical perspectives, pedagogy, the Common Core Learning Standards and clinical practice. See our students' passing rates on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations.

SOE News

Hudson Valley Writing Project Announces New Invitational Institute

Teachers as writers, teachers as learners, teachers as leaders: The Hudson Valley Writing Project's year-long Invitational Institute, Leadership in the Teaching of Writing, is accepting applications. Sessions will be held on Saturday in May 2014, for two weeks in the summer, and on several Saturdays  in the 2014-2015 school year, with online communication throughout. Teachers of all subject areas and grades, along with school administrators, are invited to apply.

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"Thank you...for the opportunity my teaching practice!" -- Hudson Valley Writing Project  participant (2012)

Eve Tuck Recognized for Research in Education

Eve Tuck, Eveassistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies, has received a 2014 Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award from The American Educational Research Association (AERA)The AERA Committee on Scholars of Color in Education awards recognize both scholars at different stages in their careers who have made significant contributions to the understanding of issues that disproportionately affect minority populations, and minority scholars who have made a significant contribution to education research and development. The Early Career Award is made to scholars who make significant contributions to the field within ten years of receiving their doctorates."We are proud to honor the outstanding commitment and accomplishments of this year's award winners," said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. "Through their scholarship and service to the field, they stand as exemplars to AERA's 25,000 members and to all who are committed to the study and practice of education in the United States and elsewhere."AERA will honor Eve Tuck and other recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at an awards ceremony on April 5 at the AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Save the Date! Dean's Distinguished Speaker 4:30 p.m. April 23!

The School of Education Dean's Distinguished Speaker 2014 is Lisa Dieker, Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar, University of Central Florida. Her lecture, Preparation of the Next Generation of Learners: Innovations and Practical Application of Current and Emerging Technology, will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in LC 100. A reception will follow.

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New SOE Bulletin Available!

The Late Summer Old Main News Bulletin is available, with information on our upcoming Alumni Weekend (September 20 -22) and summer faculty and staff community and professional activities.

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