Graduate Education Literacy student, Kim Lotocki, works with children at Dunkirk School No. 3.


State University of New York at Fredonia is proud to be home to a variety of teacher education programs that help candidates reach their full potential as future educators who can change the world. The mission of the COE-PEU is to challenge, educate and inspire teacher and leader candidates to become skilled, connected, creative, and responsible global citizens and professionals capable of impacting P-12 student learning, and meeting the challenges of diverse student needs.

Ready for the Challenge!

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 - Professional Education Unit.

The Office of Student Services is available year-round to assist with any questions regarding the College of Education 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.

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The State University of New York at Fredonia is the first institution in the state of New York to meet all five of the 2013 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards and one of the first institutions in the nation to be fully accredited through CAEP, the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States.

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!

Spotlight on Matthew Beebe- a graduate from the College of Education has been making a huge difference in the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virigina!
Article: New Teacher at Lorton Station ES

Congratulations to Mary Jerz, a graduate from the College of Education who was selected for the Success Academy Charter Schools’ Teacher Growth Award, which recognizes teachers who have exhibited the most significant progress in achieving classroom-wide excellence since the start of the school year.

Congratulations to Justin Osterstrom, a graduate from the College of Education who was selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from President Barack Obama!
Article: 2 Triangle science and math teachers honored by President Obama

College of Education Honors and Awards


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

Safety Nets for NYSTCE and edTPA

edTPA - Teacher Performance Assessment
Information and Updates


For any questions regarding teacher certification, contact the Office of Student Services at

Learn about the College of Education

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