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School of Education

Phone: (845) 257-2800
Location: School of Education, Old Main Building, Room 323
Web address: www.newpaltz.edu/schoolofed Link opens in a new window

Caring, Critical, and Reflective Professionals Responsive to the Needs of a Diverse Society

The School of Education is committed to the preparation of caring, critical, and reflective professionals who are academically strong, pedagogically skilled, and responsive to the needs of our diverse society. We strive to prepare teachers and school administrators who create classroom and school communities where all students learn in meaningful ways. Our work is grounded in these values and commitments, which we strive to nurture in ourselves as in our students:

  • Inquiry
  • Intellectual growth
  • Professionalism
  • Appreciation of human diversity
  • Advocacy for students
  • Democratic citizenship

The Professional Education Unit at the State University of New York at New Paltz is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone: (202) 466-7496. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation level programs.

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