Diverse School Opportunities

Field experiences in real school settings are woven throughout your program to promote meaningful opportunities and engage you in a real world and creative contexts.

Student Teaching in an Urban Setting

Teachers are in high demand throughout New York State and the country’s major cities. With more teaching opportunities in these settings, it may benefit you to get additional experience and create connections for possible job openings.  Our most placed urban settings are Syracuse, Rochester, Utica and New York City School Districts.

Apply to teach in New York City

In addition, to complete your application materials in TK20, NYC applicants must fill out the "NYC Teaching Application."


  • The SUNY Urban Teacher Education Center assists Oswego candidates who wish to fulfill their student teaching requirements in New York City schools and serves as vital resources for research on urban education.
  • The Field Placement Office and the Center for Urban Education support a variety of placement opportunities in Syracuse and New York City.

For more information about opportunities for field experience and/or student teaching in urban settings, contact:

Ms. Nichole Brown, Director of the Field Placement Office
fpoffice@oswego.edu, 175 Wilber Hall, 315.312.3098

Student Teaching Abroad

SUNY Oswego has partnerships with overseas academic institutions in England, Australia, and New Zealand. Specific information on these programs is available through the Office of International Education and Programs (Sheldon Hall, 315.312.2118).  Be sure to also talk with your department for specific program/department requirements.  


Please read the directions and submit the "C&I Department Overseas Application" to the Curriculum and Instruction Department, the Field Placement Office and the Office of International Education & Programs Office.  If you are in Tech Ed or CTE, please contact the Field Placement Office directly for your program application.  All candidates will need to visit the International Education Office website for their application and other pertinent information including deadlines, costs, and requirements.