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Dean of Education - René Antrop-González

Welcome to the School of Education at SUNY New Paltz!

Here at New Paltz we work to educate future and practicing teachers who are deeply versed in their academic disciplines and committed to education as a human right.  Our faculty are committed to their roles as active agents of change, ensuring that the educational spaces in which we work, from our own college classes to the classrooms in which our graduates will teach, are sanctuaries and places of learning for peoples from her/historically marginalized groups. Our graduates leave our programs with the skills to teach their subjects deeply and insightfully and to respectfully approach the communities in which they work.




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School of Education Grading Policy for Education Coursework – Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 (UNDERGRAD ONLY)

Although SUNY New Paltz is offering a “Temporary Expansion of the S/U Grading Option” for students for fall 2020 and spring 2021, the School of Education will continue to require a minimum letter grade for its core education classes. Core education classes are essential pedagogical courses in our initial teacher certification programs; they build on each other to show candidate progress and proficiency; and they indicate candidate readiness to enter student teaching with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better, as well as graduation from our program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Therefore, achieving a minimum grade in these courses is essential to the overall assessment of candidates as they work toward NYS initial teaching certification. Please see the tables below for a listing of the core undergraduate education courses offered during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters and the required minimum letter grades.


What We Offer

The School of Education (SOE) offers baccalaureate degrees in Early Childhood/Childhood Education and Adolescence Education; master's degrees in Early Childhood/Childhood and Adolescence 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.


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