About the School of Education

At SUNY Oswego’s School of Education, we have a collective vision that we are all committed to — a vision we call weaving. Our faculty, staff, candidates, and partners continually weave strands of knowledge, practice, reflection, collaboration, and leadership to create a supportive, flexible fabric of learning.

Conceptual Framework and Professional Dispositions

At Oswego, you’ll experience — and learn to share with others in your own career — the ways in which authentic learning and social justice emerge as enduring patterns woven in the educational experiences of diverse students. Our conceptual framework and professional dispositions reflect the values and experiences of the School of Education’s faculty and staff. It precisely represents not only what we want our graduates to be able to do as professionals, but also what we as a faculty intend to model in our classrooms, laboratories, and in the field with our current learners.



Vision Statement

The School of Education cultivates graduates who:

  • are committed to the work of their chosen profession
  • value diversity in all its forms and advocate for social justice
  • engage in ongoing professional development
  • possess a strong sense of professional identity

To this end, the School of Education fosters a vibrant intellectual community that values teaching, collaboration, and scholarship, as well as promotes and supports socially just policies and practices.

Mission Statement

The faculty of the School of Education, working in partnership with citizens of the world, supports and promotes extraordinary educators and learners.

Building on the wisdom of the past, the realities of the present and the promise of the future, innovative educational programs will prepare individuals who will continually strive for personal growth and become socially-conscious catalysts for change.

We will instruct, involve, challenge and care for all learners, children and adults, in the legacy of Edward Austin Sheldon.

School of Education Departments

Career and Technical Education Preparation

The CTE Department prepares individuals to teach their occupational specialty in schools, colleges, industry and other settings where vocational/career and technical education is delivered.

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Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum and Instruction Department prepares socially conscious teachers who promote authentic learning for all students in public and private schools.

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Counseling and Psychological Services

The Counseling and Psychological Services Department offers degree programs in three areas — Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Services, and School Psychology.

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Education Administration

The Educational Administration Department prepares candidates for school building and school district leadership positions.

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Health Promotion and Wellness Management

The Health Promotion and Wellness Management Department offers a multidisciplinary major leading to a baccalaureate of science degree in wellness management.

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The Technology Department prepares knowledgeable, skillful, and technologically literate professionals to serve education and business.

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SUNY Oswego is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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