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.
Department of Elementary Education Holding Information Sessions on MS (for) T Program
The Master of Science for Teachers Initial Certification program, with two tracks for Grades 1 - 6 and Birth - Grade 6, allows students to earn a master's degree and begin a teaching career in only two years. This cohort-model program offers courses at convenient times for working adults and culminates in a full-semester supervised student teaching experience. Focused on developing critical, caring, and reflective teachers, the program has an emphasis on economically disadvantaged student populations.
Information sessions will be on Wednesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 10. All sessions are from 7 to 8 p.m. in LC 110.
"Thank you...for the opportunity to...re-imagine my teaching practice!"
Hudson Valley Writing Project participant (2012).
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.
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 earners: 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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