Welcome to SUNY Fredonia’s College of Education. The faculty, professional staff, and students
of the COE are a vital aspect of this university’s community of learners. Explore
the various academic programs, research projects, student organizations, and partnerships
affiliated with the COE by using the appropriate navigation buttons located on the
COE home page.
The College of Education offers a variety of rigorous undergraduate and graduate
programs in Education. The COE is committed to the initial and ongoing professional
preparation of educators and related professionals. The “Reflective Practitioner”
is the heart of our conceptual framework. Our faculty consists of nationally reputed
teacher-scholars who are dedicated to providing cutting edge teacher preparation.
Our students are engaged in actively learning about what it means to be an educator
in the 21st Century through frequent early field experiences connected to educational
methods courses as well as meaningful student teaching experiences. Candidates have
various opportunities to explore teaching and learning in various settings (i.e.,
rural, suburban, and urban), across grade levels, and with diverse student populations.
We also have additional, optional cultural enrichment field experiences within the
United States and abroad including the SUTEC project in New York City and our annual
exchange program with universities in Exmouth, England and Swansea, Wales. During
J term (i.e., the winter intersession that occurs during January) we sponsor two week,
international expeditions to explore educational practices in various countries. Students
also have the opportunity to do one of their student teaching experiences in Australia
where we partner with the University of Sunshine Coast!
If you are a prospective student and interested in understanding what the COE has
to offer you, I urge you to email your questions to our OSS (Office of Student Services)
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student, visit the News and Announcements
section of our web pages frequently to keep abreast of what is happening in the College
of Education. I wish you well in your studies! I look forward to meeting you at one
of our various COE meetings or celebrations over the next year!
Dr. Christine Givner,
Dean for College of Education, SUNY Fredonia