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Practice that makes perfect


The best way to prepare for a career in service is to do the service, and, at SUNY Plattsburgh, every program incorporates extensive time for skills training through practice.

​School of Education, Health & Human Services


If helping others is your dream, you’ll want a college that equips you to be a professional from day one, working in “real world” facilities with faculty who have worked—and excelled in the field.

​Teacher Education


Plattsburgh will prepare you for a successful career in tomorrow’s schools. You will receive hands-on experience — working in elementary or high school classrooms from your freshman or sophomore year straight through to graduation.

Our leading programs are continually updated and redesigned to reflect the latest research and emerging trends. And each program is carefully sequenced to build on what you’ve learned before — connecting the course material with your real-life experience.

Our professors are nationally respected and model what they teach. Extraordinarily accessible, they will guide you in your career development as they serve as mentors.

And equally important, Plattsburgh’s education program is nationally accredited. Not surprising for a school that has taught teachers for 120 years.

Health & Human Services


At Plattsburgh, we believe it’s essential for you to obtain the experience necessary to prepare for a working career in your area of interest. We focus on an ethical approach to human well-being and encourage critical thinking, as well as practical application.

The Damianos Nursing Skills Laboratory features high-tech equipment like bedside computers for electronic medical records and SimMan, a high-fidelity simulator. The new Nutrition Food Lab is equipped with a state-of-the-art food preparation area, dining room, and computer lab. The Speech and Hearing Center serves as a fully functioning clinic for individuals with speech, language, and hearing disorders. And off campus, dozens of organizations host interns and field placements — from CVPH Medical Center to early intervention and social service agencies.

Here, you’ll gain the skills to succeed. More than nine in 10 of our students pass their professional exams. They take leadership roles in medical centers, economic opportunity programs, and schools, here and abroad. Or they pursue graduate work in leading schools of social work like Columbia and Washington University of St. Louis.

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