The School of Education serves the needs of candidates through its excellent programs. The various departments in the School of Education also provide timely advisement services to candidates as they move through their required courses and field experiences.
We recognize the excellent academic performance of our candidates on the President's List and Dean's List each semester and by reporting the New York State Teacher Certification Exam scores earned by our graduates each year. Academic excellence is also recognized by the many education scholarships that are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. On the other end of the spectrum, the School of Education provides help for candidates who are in academic difficulty.
Education candidates play a vital role in meeting their own needs as well. There are many student organizations that make it easy for education candidates to collaborate on special projects, form study groups, get to know one another, and have fun. Candidates also have opportunities to get involved in school-based initiatives. Finally, student representatives to Faculty Council help to improve learning opportunities and make policies that affect candidates at SUNY Oswego.
Assessment plays an important role for both faculty and candidates in our School of Education. We are accredited by NCATE, a national organization that accredits teacher preparation programs across the country. In support of our NCATE accreditation, we have an online assessment system, called Tk20 where our faculty evaluate students on key assessments. Tk20 is entirely online and available to our students 24/7 (all day, every day).
Oswego's roots in education span back 150 years, when college founder Edward Austin Sheldon pioneered a new combination of teacher training with in-class preparation when he launched the Oswego Primary Teachers' Training School. Within two decades, the Oswego Method swept the country and the world, with the college's lessons, theories and graduates helping revolutionize education everywhere. Today, SUNY Oswego's School of Education remains true to its founder's principles while continuing to blaze new trails in teaching and learning.