Adolescence Education


SUNY Oneonta offers 10 undergraduate adolescence education programs, in biology, chemistry, earth science, Englishfamily and consumer sciences, Frenchmathematics, physics, social studies and Spanish. A related minor in educational psychology is also available.

The curriculum in each of these programs has three dimensions: general education, content education and professional education. All SUNY Oneonta education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the New York State Regents and New York State Education Department.

In addition to formal field experience in area schools, pre-service teachers have many opportunities to practice their teaching strategies, including service-learning activities and leading workshops for area middle school students during the Catskill Area School Study Council’s fall enrichment seminar series.


Department of Secondary Education and Educational Technology
374 Fitzelle Hall

Emma Sarnacki
I’ve always expected that I would be a teacher. Both my parents are teachers so I’ve grown up with it, and I just feel like I possess the correct skill set for the profession. In high school I became very interested in English, so that honed my focus. So far I’ve been loving my classes, both education classes and English classes.
Jaidin Paisley Tonneson
During my college process, I visited many schools -- 17, actually. I just knew Oneonta was the one from the very beginning. I stepped onto campus and I knew I was at home. The entire campus is beautiful and clean, and all the faculty, staff and students I met were very welcoming. I just knew I belonged.
Taylor DeMarco
"I always knew that I wanted to do something in the education field, but I wasn’t sure exactly what. Later on, I took an interest in engineering and mathematics and physics, so I thought it would be a great idea to combine education and math, because I love them both."