Office of Student Services

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

The Office Of Student Services

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Summer Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Nicole Hohenstein,

Office of Student Services
College of Education
E259 Thompson Hall
State University
of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

The Office of Student Services provides potential students, current students, and graduates with academic student services for the College
of Education.  This office strives to offer a user-friendly, all-purpose student response structure that guides SUNY Fredonia's New York State Certification candidates along the path to becoming responsive, well-rounded, and marketable educators.

Academic Advising

Current and prospective students may seek academic advice about
College of Education undergraduate and graduate programs in the
Office of Student Services.

Applications for change of major to Childhood Education, Childhood Inclusive Education, Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood/Childhood Education are processed in this office.

The Office of Student Services also serves as a general academic advising center for all education students who need help with their program.


The Coordinator in the Office of Student Services assists all teacher candidates at SUNY Fredonia, as well as alumni, with all certification questions.  This could include:

  • Help with TEACH Online Services
  • Information about New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE) and the edTPA
    Including all information related to the NYSTCE Safety Nets
  • Steps to Initial/Professional Teacher Certification  (including Time Extension / Initial Reissuance)
  • Fingerprinting Information - The fingerprint process for New York State teacher candidates is changing this summer. The fingerprint supported criminal history background check program administered by the NYSED’s Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA) is joining the Statewide Vendor Managed System operated by MorphoTrust. Anyone who started the fingerprint process on the current system must complete that process before the transition to the new system. If you do not successfully complete the fingerprint application process by July 10, 2015, you will have to start the process over after August 3, 2015 and pay a new fee.  Any fees you have already paid will not be eligible for a refund and cannot be credited towards the new process.  Click here for more information.
  • Alternative certification questions

    Candidates applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014 or candidates who applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014 but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certification on or before April 30, 2014 will need to meet the revised New York State certification requirements.

       NEW!!!!***Safety Nets for many of the
       NYS Teacher Certification Exams


Scholarships coordinated through the Office of Student Services are for students currently enrolled in the College of Education.  Current Education students interested in applying for scholarships should read the information and criteria for available scholarships and complete the matching application form.  All students currently enrolled in a Teacher Education Initial Certification Program and in good academic standing are eligible to apply.  An applicant may apply for any or all of the scholarships, even if applicant meets only some of the criteria.
Completed applications are accepted yearly during the month of March.

Potential or incoming students should contact Student Affairs for entrance scholarship information.

(4pm close of business)*

*Any College of Education FACULTY may nominate students for any award using this form.*

Graduation Clearance

The Office of Student Services handles graduation clearance and verification of requirement completion for the following programs:

 Undergraduate Level

-Childhood Education
-Childhood Inclusive Education
-Early Childhood Education
-Early Childhood/Childhood Education

Graduate Level

-Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Education
-Literacy: Birth-Grade 12
-Literacy: Grades 5-12
-Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
-School Building Leadership
-School District Leadership
-Bilingual Education Extension

*All out of state College Verification Forms must be sent to the Office of the Dean of the College of Education which can be contacted at 716-673-3311.

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