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We believe the best way to learn is to teach.

Plattsburgh will prepare you for a successful career in tomorrow's schools. You will receive hands-on experience — working in elementary or high school classrooms from your freshman or sophomore year straight through to graduation.

Our leading programs are continually updated and redesigned to reflect the latest research and emerging trends. And each program is carefully sequenced to build on what you've learned before — connecting the course material with your real-life experience.

Our professors are nationally respected and model what they teach. Extraordinarily accessible, they will guide you in your career development as they serve as mentors.

And equally important, Plattsburgh’s education program is nationally accredited. Not surprising for a school that has taught teachers for 120 years.




Photo of Jim Brown with his students on a field trip

Jim Brown, an alumnus of SUNY Plattsburgh’s teacher education program and a sixth-grade teacher at Sand Creek Middle School in Colonie, N.Y., was one of only 80 teachers nationwide to receive the annual Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching this year.



Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about education programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Teacher Education Unit Administrative Office
Office: Sibley 302, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-3199
Fax: (518) 564-2149