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SUNY Potsdam  Ranks  Highly  for Teacher Education

March 16, 2021

SUNY Potsdam's School of Education and Professional Studies Ranked No. 18 in Nation

The Sheard Literacy Center is an amazing space for SUNY Potsdam's teacher education students to work one-on-one with children from the local schools. Pictured in this photo from 2019 is Katie Barnes '23, who is pursuing her bachelor's degree in childhood/early childhood education.

The strength of SUNY Potsdam’s legacy in training teachers has earned the College a placing at No. 18 in the nation among institutions offering a bachelor’s degree in teacher education, according to a new ranking released by The company considered hundreds of universities and ranked SUNY Potsdam based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, cost, graduation rates, student retention, job placement and other factors.  

 SUNY Potsdam’s School of Education and Professional Studies is well known for supporting its undergraduates with small classes, intensive field experiences and applied learning opportunities. Through relationships with area school districts and BOCES, undergraduates gain experience as student teachers in North Country classrooms. That strength and connection to the community also extends to graduate programs and advanced certificates that prepare students for teaching and other work in a wide range of fields, including adolescent and childhood education, educational technology, curriculum and instruction, school district leadership and other programs. is an online learning platform founded in 2002, offering tens of thousands of online courses and video lessons to millions of users.  

 About SUNY Potsdam:   
Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit  


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