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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 Offers Dignity for All Students (DASA) On-Campus Workshops

The next workshop will be on Saturday, November 15 , 10 am – 1 pm, LC 108.

Please register in advance. The workshop is required for teacher certification.

children writing

Hudson Valley Writing Project to Hold Young Writers Workshop

November 15

HVWP is offering a Saturday morning workshop for writers ages 7 - 17. With creative inspiration from some of the region's finest teachers, students will enjoy a writers'workshop in which they will draft, revise, refine, and share their work in a small group setting.
All writing materials will be provided .Parents may join in. 


New Paltz Master Teachers Present at First State-Wide Professional Development Annual Conference

Two groups of Master Teachers from the SUNY New Paltz School of Education Mid-Hudson cohort presented at the Master Teacher Program's first annual conference. The conference was the first opportunity for Master Teacher groups from across the state to meet and join each other in workshops and discussions.

New Paltz Master Teachers Deanna Rizzo, Juan Urena, Lisa Roloson, and Aileen Toback led an afternoon session on Inquiry-Based Learning in Science Classrooms, showing how to transform science lab learning from teacher-directed activities to student-directed inquiry-based exercises.

master teacher group

From left, Deanna Rizzo, Juan Urena, Lisa Roloson, Dean Rosenberg, Aileen Toback, and Josephine Salvatore, director of the NYS Master Teacher Program at SUNY Central.


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