Fast Facts

Fast Facts (2017-2018)

Teacher Education at SUNY Oneonta


  • 1,522 teacher education students
  • 44 school counseling students
  • 174 student teachers working with 309 cooperating teachers


  • Early field experience placements: 682
  • Pass rates for students who graduated in 2017-18:
    • CSTs - 98%
    • EAS - 99%
    • edTPA - 75%


  • 2.8 / 3.0 minimum grade-point average for teacher education


  • 26 approved programs leading to New York Teacher Certification
  • 2 programs leading to New York State School Counselor Certification
  • Programs in Childhood Education, and a dual program Early Childhood/Childhood Education including 13 concentrations
  • Secondary Education Programs: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Family & Consumer Sciences, French, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish
  • Post-Postbaccalaureate Programs: Biology, Chemistry, Family and Consumer Science, Mathematics
  • Graduate Programs: Literacy, Educational Technology, Special Education, School Counselor Education


  • Accredited by National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now called Council for Accreditation of Education Professionals (CAEP)
  • Measures of Program Impact

    Measure 1: Impact on P-12 learning and development
    All of our teacher candidates continue to have applied practice in the area and in surrounding school districts. They volunteer or have supervised clinical-rich experiences in the surrounding communities with exceptional professional educators who mentor these students. Real-life experiences distinguish our program from other rural universities in New York.

    Measure 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness
    Licensure requirements for candidates include certification examinations. The majority of candidates pass all of these examinations.

    Measure 3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
    From a variety of responses from area school administrators, employers from whom we have heard are very satisfied with our programs and our students. The consensus is that our programs are strong and that our students are professional, well-prepared and ready to get started from their first days in the classroom. Area administrators have hired many of the graduates of our program and report being highly satisfied with their performance and look forward to hiring many more in the future.

    Measure 4: Satisfaction of completers
    The First Destination Survey data reveals that majority of graduating students report that their overall preparation will enable them to have a positive impact on all P-12 learners.

    Measures on Program Outcome

    Measure 5: Graduation Rates
    The 4-year, 5-year, and 6-year graduation rates for education majors are fairly strong.

    Measure 6: Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) requirements
    The pass rates on certification exams are robust.

    Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared
    Majority of them are gainfully employed in public school systems across New York State.

    Measure 8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information
    The Department of Education only provides default rates for the institution and not for individual programs. The institution-wide default rates are less than 4%.

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