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Welcome to the School of Education at the State University of New York at
New Paltz

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Education (SoE). I am delighted to welcome you to our community of scholars. Housed in the Old Main Building with state-of-the-art classrooms, an expanded Curriculum Materials Center, and remodeled Literacy Center spaces, the SoE offers students a range of opportunities to work with talented faculty and connect theory with policy and practice. Working collaboratively with local schools, community agencies, professional organizations, and campus-based programs (e.g., the Literacy Center, Numeracy Club, Kappa Delta Pi), the SoE prepares students to apply a wide range of evidence-based practices that meet the diverse needs of all learners... READ MORE

Our mission statement:

Preparing Caring, Critical, and Reflective Professionals to Maximize Student Success

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.

Latest News
Read our Spring 2014 Issue of the School of Education Newsletter to stay informed!

Recent Headlines

SoE Students Prepare to Coach High Schoolers for SATs and College in the Let's Get Ready Program

SUNY New Paltz students will be among those coaching Newburgh Free Academy high school students for the SAT in the spring. Our teacher candidates will be providing high school students with intensive SAT coaching, college advising, and financial aid overviews.  The Let's Get Ready program supports college students as they coach high school students for college, opening doors to teenagers who may not have thought college was among their options for the future.

Transportation will be provided for coaches from the campus to the academic skills and community center at the Newburgh Armory. Each coach will  spend one evening a week with high school students from mid-February to the beginning of May in Spring 2015. Applications for the coaching program are still being accepted.


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