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Teacher Education

Travel Course to Finland

SUNY Potsdam education students recently embarked on a journey to Finland and Sweden with the goal of examining different education systems through a comparative lens... read more.

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Sodelys Hilario ’19

Sodelys Hilario '19 always knew she wanted to work with kids.  It wasn’t until she came to SUNY Potsdam, however, that she realized she was meant to be a teacher... learn more.

Elizabeth Hudson '15

Elizabeth Hudson received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from SUNY Potsdam. Along the way, her work as a student teacher proved to be an essential stepping stone to landing her first job... learn more.

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Student Teaching Abounds

Our students receive a lot of hands-on experience, observing in elementary and high school classrooms and preparing lessons.

Travel Course to Finland

SUNY Potsdam education students recently embarked on a journey to Finland and Sweden with the goal of examining different education systems through a comparative lens... read more.

If you want to be a teacher, there's no better place for you. Our teacher education program is the oldest in the SUNY system, dating back to its foundation as the St. Lawrence Academy in 1816. In fact, we're one of the more highly regarded schools of education in the country and one of the few NCATE accredited colleges in New York State, the most rigorous of the teacher education accreditation standards.