Oswego's outstanding educational roots power the adolescence education program, which focuses on teaching grades 7 through 12.

In addition to coursework in the liberal arts, you will study in a certification area (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, English, French, German, mathematics, physics, social studies or Spanish) as well as in other arts and sciences support areas. To teach at this level, you would become proficient in your discipline, learning theories and adolescent development. Field placements, usually starting your junior year, in diverse school settings prepare you for the head of the class.

Launch your career


Minors that may interest you


Attain your student teaching field placement in regional schools throughout Central New York — or urban centers that include Syracuse, Rochester and New York City. Take advantage of study abroad opportunities, with education coursework offered in the Czech Republic, Paris and Benin (West Africa) — or student teaching in such locations as New Zealand and Australia.


Opportunities include

  • Teacher
  • Administrator
  • Counselor

Graduate studies may include

  • Master of science in education degree
  • Counseling
  • Literacy education
  • Adding an alternative academic teaching specialty


Oswego's School of Education recently occupied newly renovated space in Park, Wilber and Sheldon halls. Our Field Placement Office can connect you with opportunities to learn in and lead classrooms in a diverse offering of locations.

“I think the most important experiences I have had at Oswego are practicums and student teaching. These two have not only helped me to become a great teacher but also a better friend and confidant to my students. Being a part of the School of Education, I’ve learned how to grow and accept people for who they are. This is very important in the teaching profession because students come from all walks of life, so it’s good to have that skill mastered.”

— Sherade McKitty ’13