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Learn by doing

Our programs are designed to give you plenty of real-world experiences to prepare you for a successful career in education.

Education Department

Whether you dream of becoming a teacher, a school building leader or a district leader, our education programs are designed to empower you. Equipped with essential instructional skills and hands-on field experiences, you’ll leave our programs ready to make a lasting positive impact on the lives of your students and the communities you serve.

A Legacy of Teaching Educators

SUNY Plattsburgh’s education programs are nationally accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation — not surprising for a school that has been teaching educators since 1889.

  • Programs that build on your expertise — Seamlessly sequenced courses leverage your real-life experience, fostering a deeper understanding of educational concepts.
  • Immersive clinical experiences — Emphasizing the “learn by doing” philosophy, our programs provide early and frequent exposure to classroom or administrative settings, empowering you to excel as an educator or leader from day one.

Education Degrees & Certificates

Whether you are just starting your educational journey, are a career-changer or an experienced educator looking to advance your career, we have a program to fit your needs.

Bachelor’s Degree

With our childhood education major, you will be prepared to plan, implement and create engaging and supportive learning communities for a diverse student body. 

5-Year Combined Bachelor’s & Master’s Programs

You will earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in only five years while working hands-on with students, parents and administrators in school settings.

Master’s Degrees & Certificate Programs

Our graduate-level adolescence education and childhood education M.S.T. programs are designed with busy working professionals in mind — you can complete your coursework 100% online on your schedule. These graduate programs are perfect for career changers with no previous coursework in education or in-service teachers looking to obtain certification and further your career.

Educational Leadership Programs

Advance your career with our innovative educational leadership programs. Thoughtfully designed to be completed in succession, you can ascend from teacher leader, to school building leader and school district leader with a simplified admissions process and transferable credits.

With the flexibility of 100% online coursework and embedded internships tailored to the busy schedules of working educators, our programs make your journey towards leadership seamless and achievable.

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