Turn your passion into a teaching career. If you hold a bachelor’s degree and would like to become a classroom teacher, the initial teaching certification program prepares you with the skills to channel your interests or past degree into a career in education.
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This condensed program will teach you the importance of teaching as a social justice and your role in the future of education. Build a strong background in child development and the cultural contexts of education, family communication, curriculum inquiry and policy development. You will gain real world experience through clinically rich student teaching and field placement experiences in urban, suburban and rural settings. Through this NCATE accredited program, you will be able to take what you've learned and pass on that knowledge to the next generation of students.
SUNY Oswego is dedicated to preparing knowledgeable and committed teachers with strong commitments to equity and diversity, critical thinking, social responsibility, and critical reflection. As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to earn your initial teaching certification, allowing you to teach in New York State.
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