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Our commitment to preparing highly qualified professionals has earned us a reputation as one of the best teacher preparation universities in New York State. We guarantee that candidates will have the chance to be in the classroom from their first year and each year, culminating in a semester of student teaching during their final year. We also understand the value of teaching theory-based pedagogical practices, and combine educational classes in these areas with practical experiences in the field.

See a list of all educator preparation programs available through the College of Education, Health Sciences, and Human Services - Professional Education Unit.

The Office of Student Services is available year-round to assist with any questions regarding the College of Education, Health Sciences, and Human Services and teacher certification. Please feel free to browse our website, set up on-campus appointments, or visit our campus to get a personal feel for Fredonia. We welcome any questions you have regarding our various programs and we look forward to helping you with your college decisions!

*New student campus visits can be arranged by contacting the Admissions Office. Graduate students should refer to the Graduate Studies Office.Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) Logo

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).  SUNY Fredonia is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated Quality Assurance Review in Spring 2026.

News and Announcements

NEW - Masters-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship!
Anyone currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in a Master's Program in Education should review the requirements for eligibility!

Teresa Buchner named Student of the Month:

BOCES educators provide insight into Inclusive Education:                                                      Article:…

Alumna Kaleigh Vogan wins statewide education award: 

Conticello named to SUNY Student Voices Action Committee:

Honors and Awards at College of Education, Health Sciences, and Human Services

New Program: Master of Arts Degree in Language and Learning. See flyer.

Safety Nets for NYSTCE


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Educator Preparation at Fredonia

Not just observations

All Fredonia candidates begin TEACHING in their first field-based course as early as their first semester.

Work With Diverse Learners

All candidates have experiences working in high-need school districts with children who are from poverty and children who are speakers of languages other than English.

Student Teaching Options

Each candidate successfully completes at least two student teaching placements, typically located near Fredonia. We also have opportunities to student teach in New York City!

Peer groups

Fredonia has many active clubs for teachers including: Teacher Education Club (TEC), International Honor Society in Education (Kappa Delta Pi), Friends Across Borders (FAB), Early Childhood Education Club, and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).


Fredonia has a teacher exchange program with Plymouth, England, as well as a two-week project during January break in Belize. 

Getting that First Job

Candidates receive extensive training in portfolio development, resume building and interview strategies. Senior candidates can attend Teacher Recruitment Days at the Buffalo Convention Center to interview with school districts from across the country.

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