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Our students receive a lot of hands-on experience, observing in elementary and high school classrooms and preparing lessons.
For students who want to be teachers, SUNY Potsdam is the smart choice. Our tradition of preparing teachers, spanning nearly 200 years, represents a central mission of this university.
Our programs to prepare elementary and secondary school teachers are among the most esteemed in the SUNY System. We're one of the few to be accredited by NCATE.
Ready to climb mountains? Want to lead groups on wilderness adventures? We'll get you out there. And we'll prepare you to teach others about nature and the outdoors.
School of Education & Professional Studies
Teacher education at Potsdam traces its history back to the College's foundation as St. Lawrence Academy established in 1816, making SUNY Potsdam's teacher education programs the oldest in the SUNY system.
Our programs in business administration, community health, wilderness education, and information and communication technology prepare students for emerging professions in the global economy.