Field Placement Office

Diverse School Opportunities

The faculty of the School of Education (SOE) at Oswego State believes that the role of schools is to promote authentic learning by all students.  Therefore, field experiences in real school settings are woven throughout each candidate’s educational program to promote meaningful opportunities and appropriate support for all students to engage in self-directed inquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflection in real world and creative contexts.  Many field experience opportunities are offered in urban settings, ensuring all candidates meet NYS certification regulations and Oswego State’s SOE program goals. 

The Center for Urban Education and the Field Placement Office in the School of Education support a variety of preservice teacher field placement opportunities in Syracuse and New York City.

Some of the most exciting and rewarding positions are in New York City.  The School of Education actively works with the NYC Board of Education to obtain student teaching placements and housing for Oswego candidates.  The SUNY Urban Teacher Education Center (SUTEC) assists Oswego candidates who wish to fulfill their student teaching requirements in New York City schools, and serves as a vital resources for research on urban education.  Oswego State also offers EDU 381/581 Schools and Urban Society/Culturally Relevant Teaching during intercession in New York City and during the summer in Syracuse.

Schools in the Syracuse City School District offer many opportunities for field experience for pre-service teachers in urban classrooms throughout the district.  Candidates can also request to student teach in an urban setting in Rochester or Syracuse schools. 

International Student Teaching Placements - SUNY Oswego has partnerships with two overseas academic institutions where education majors can do their student teaching.  In Australia, students select placements at ACU National in Melbourne, North Sydney, or Rosebud and in New Zealand, students select placements at AUT University in Auckland.  Specific information on these programs is available in the Office of International Education & Programs (Sheldon Hall, 315.312.2118) and in the C&I Advisement Center (102 Wilber Hall, 315.312.5641). 

For more information about opportunities for field experience and/or student teaching in urban settings, contact:
        Dr.  Pat Russo, Director of the Center for Urban Education
, 310 Park Hall,  315-312-2632
        Ms. Nichole Brown, Director of the Field Placement Office, 175 Wilber Hall, 315-312-3098