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Performance Information


Accreditation

The State University of New York at Potsdam is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The School of Education and Professional Studies at SUNY Potsdam is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

The following education programs have received National Recognition by their respective specialized professional associations:

ACEI BA Childhood Education
NASM MM Music Education
NAEYC BA Early Childhood Education
ACEI MST Childhood Education
NCTE BA Middle/Secondary English Education
NCTE MST Adolescence English Education
ACTFL BA Middle/Secondary French Education
NCTM MST Adolescence Mathematics Education
NCTM BA Middle/Secondary Mathematics Education
NSTA MST Adolescence Science Education
ACTFL BA Middle/Secondary Spanish Education
NCSS MST Adolescence Social Studies Education
NSTA BA Secondary Science Education
AECT MSED Educational Technology Specialist
NSTA BA/MST Adolescence Science Education
IRA
MSED Literacy Specialist
NASM BM Music Education
CEC MSED Special Education


The part-time MST Childhood Instruction program offered in Ottawa is accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers and approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

The BS in Business Administration program was accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) in Spring 2005. IACBE promotes and supports quality business management education worldwide through accreditation and outcomes assessment.


Conceptual Framework

Our conceptual framework is organized around the vision statement A Tradition of Excellence: Preparing Creative and Reflective Educators. The three major strands in the framework are "Well-Educated Citizen," "Reflective Practitioner" and "Principled Educator." Learn more about the Conceptual Framework.


Career Planning Information

For career placement information, please visit the Career Planning site.


New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) 2006-07

Number of applicants who completed New York State Teacher Certification Examinations:

Statewide Means
n = 24,904

SUNY Potsdam
n = 780

Test
No.
Tested
No.
Passed
%
Passed
No.
Tested
No.
Passed
%
Passed
001: Last
21,202 20,920 99 492 491 100
090,091: ATS-W
21,156 21,050 99 492 492 100
002: Multi-subject
11,603 11,011 95 269 258 96
006: Biology
537 533 99 7 * *
007: Chemistry
114 112 98 2 * *
009: Physics
46 45 98 * *
008: Earth Science
112 110 98 3 * *
004: Math
1,209 1,177 97 15 15 100
003: English
1,467 1,405 96 12 11 92
012: French
78 67 86 1 * *
020: Spanish
270 250 93 2 * *
005: Soc. Studies
1,552 1,400 90 23 23 100
075: Music
400 384 96 90 89 99
071: Ed. Technology Spec.
56 55 98 1 * *
065: Literacy
1,719 1,696 99 31 30 97
060: Students/Disabilities
4,730 4,248 90 13 13 100


* Score aggregates not reported for fewer than 10 test-takers
Data Source: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/TitleIIData/titleIIDataMain.htm

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) 2005-06

Number of applicants who completed New York State Teacher Certification Examinations:

Statewide Means
n = 24,300

SUNY Potsdam
n = 580

Test
No.
Tested
No.
Passed
%
Passed
No.
Tested
No.
Passed
%
Passed
001: Last
20,860 20,619 99 516 513 99
090,091: ATS-W
20,887 20,772 99 521 520 100
002: Multi-subject
11,413 10,875 95 304 297 98
006: Biology
492 488 99 7 * *
007: Chemistry
109 107 98 2 * *
009: Physics
62 62 100 4 * *
008: Earth Science
136 132 97 1 * *
004: Math
1,266 1,243 98 14 13 93
003: English
1,501 1,412 94 18 18 100
012: French
70 58 83 0 * *
020: Spanish
230 212 92 5 * *
005: Soc. Studies
1,528 1,402 92 19 17 89
075: Music
382 362 95 67 64 96
071: Ed. Technology Spec.
26 26 100 1 * *
065: Literacy
1,512 1,478 98 42 42 100
060: Students/Disabilities
4,269 3,832 90 18 18 100


* Score aggregates not reported for fewer than 10 test-takers
Data Source: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/TitleIIData/titleIIDataMain.htm

Our teaching preparation programs are among the most esteemed in the SUNY system, and we were one of the first to be accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).