College of Education

College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax


Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

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Important News


A Special Lesson

On December 8, 2014, a foreign exchange student teacher, Aijuan Cun, was featured in an article in the Dunkirk Observer after visiting two classrooms at Dunkirk School 3. During her visit, she was able to share experiences about her life in China with the students. Click here to view the full article.

Fall 2014 Transfer Student Success:

The College of Education at Fredonia encourages transfer students from a variety of colleges and universities to apply to the many programs that we offer. Transfer students from the College of Education have been featured in the Admissions program, Transfer Tuesday.

Visit the Transfer2Fred Facebook page for updates along with the Tau Sigma National Honor Society (TSNHS) page for information about joining! Rebecca Wilcox, a Childhood Education major and secretary of TSNHS, was featured in the Volume 7 Issue 1 newsletter discussing group efforts in community events.

Fall 2014 Excellence in Student Teaching Awardees:

Sean Adamchick, Rebecca Russell, Sarabeth Orf, J. Alex Akers, Jenna Cuddeback, Amber Martin, Jessica Strozyk, and Brittney VanGorden

Fall 2014 Professionalism Awardess:

Stephanie Rosa, Jessica Platt, Dillon Castro, Andrew Castellano, Alexander Rodriguez, Samantha Gaudio, Jasmine Barrow, and Andrea Patti


• Senior Meagan Allers selected by statewide trustees for scholarship; named Emerging Leader by SUNY

Meagan AllersMeagan Allers, a Childhood Education senior, received the $1,000 Student Initiative Scholarship from the Association of Council Members and College Trustees at its statewide conference recently. She was also recently named a SUNY Emerging Leader, which singles outs students who have best demonstrated significant leadership within their campus and community based on one or more of SUNY’s six Big Ideas from the SUNY Strategic Plan.  Read Full Article


Math and science teacher education to benefit from $2 million, five-year grant

“Math and science for ALL students” is how Cynthia Jonsson describes the primary goal of a newly funded, five-year, $2 million project award to SUNY Fredonia. Project MAST2ER (Mathematics And Science Teacher Training in Educational Resources) was one of 42 U.S. Department of Education grants funded recently through the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA). The project funds will be utilized to strengthen mathematics and science teacher education programs on the SUNY Fredonia campus through infusing evidence-based practices and data-based decision making that informs instruction, particularly instruction of English learners (ELs). Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) will serve as the core of all teacher candidate trainings.  Read Full Article


• Maheady, Smith and Jabot share expertise with Dunkirk teachers

Dr. Lawrence Maheady, Dr. Cynthia Smith, and Dr. Michael Jabot, all members of the SUNY Fredonia College of Education Evidence First team, worked with 16 City of Dunkirk School District teachers (K-12) to identify important outcomes and desired improvements (ex: student behavior; student engagement; time on task; etc.). The team then aligned these teacher needs with research supported practices. This week-long workshop series included demonstration of selected practices, guided practice in their use, and a commitment to ongoing feedback and support throughout the academic year regarding the acceptability of practice, accuracy with which selected practices are being implemented, and impact on pupil outcomes/improvements.


• Michael Jabot's students participating in the Smithsonian Tree Banding Project

SUNY Fredonia has begun partnering with the Smithsonian Institution in its global Tree Banding Project through a course taught by Education Professor Michael Jabot, "Teaching Science in the Elementary School Class" (EDU 403).  Read Full Article



• MSEd Graduate Natalie Weber wins fellowship to University of Texas Monday, April 23, 2012

Natalie Weber Natalie Weber of West Seneca, NY, has been awarded the Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship to attend the internationally recognized Early Childhood Education Program at the University of Texas at Austin.  She graduated in 2012 with her Masters in Literacy (Birth-Grade 6) and Certificate of Advanced Study in TESOL (Grades K-12).  Read Full Article



• College of Education graduates students in Early Childhood/Childhood Education Dual Program

In Spring 2012, SUNY Fredonia graduated the first students in the new dual certification program in Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in the program receive initial certifications in both Early Childhood Birth-2 and Childhood grades 1-6. This popular major requires an additional student teaching placement as well as a field placement class working with students before they enter school.


• Magiera and Simmons co-author chapter in Special Education text

Kathleen MagieraRhea Simmons

Dr. Kathleen Magiera and Dr. Rhea Simmons, associate professors from the College of Education, are co-writers of a chapter on co-teaching practices that was included in “Research-Based Practices in Special Education,” a new book published by Prentice-Hall that provides research-validated practices in teaching students with disabilities. 


• SUNY Fredonia now offers a Masters in Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) in Adolescence Science Education.

For more information, please see the program description listed on the Graduate Studies page.


• For more Alumni news, please visit the Alumni Affairs page.

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