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

Office of the Dean, College of Education

Welcome to the College of Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Dr. Anna Thibodeau, Interim Dean for College of Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia
Dr. Anna Thibodeau, Interim Dean for College of Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia

The faculty, professional staff, and students of the College of Education (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 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. Anna Thibodeau,
Interim Dean for College of Education, Fredonia

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