2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Education

Dr. Joanna Masingila, Dean
230 Huntington Hall

About the College

Welcome to Syracuse University’s School of Education, a national leader in inclusive urban education. The school offers a variety of degree programs in teaching and non-teaching areas. Many of these programs lead to initial teaching certification in New York State. Emphasizing a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as education, each degree program accommodates the personal and professional needs of its students. Many of our faculty members hold dual appointments in the School of Education and another college within the University. The School of Education also offers numerous laboratory and field-based teaching experiences in cooperation with local school districts, community institutions, and on-and off-campus early childhood centers.

There are no careers more critical to the human condition and sustainability than teaching, educational policy and the foundations of education, research in health and exercise science, counseling and instructional technology. Our undergraduate and graduate students as well as our faculty come from throughout the U.S. and from around the world.

Our leadership in inclusive urban education is built on a legacy of pioneering work in advancing educational opportunities for all learners. By linking research to practice our community of scholars and innovators collaborate to lead nationally recognized centers and institutes and serve in leadership roles on national boards, research projects and international conferences and projects.

Join us here at Syracuse University, take part in our centers abroad in London, Florence and Beijing or in our research and training projects in Asia, Australia, Latin America and Africa. Be a part of groundbreaking projects such as Say Yes to Education and Economic Development, Schools of Promise, Smart Kids, our Summer Literacy Clinic, the Taishoff Center, and the Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies as well as many other dynamic programs. Become part of the School of Education’s mission to address issues and seek solutions that can define the future of teaching and leadership, higher education, health and exercise science, reading and language arts, instructional design development and evaluation, and counseling in America and around the world.

Educational Mission

A National Leader In Inclusive Urban Education

Syracuse University’s School of Education, a national leader in improving and informing educational practice for diverse communities, is committed to the principle that diverse learning communities create the conditions that both enrich the educational experience and provide opportunities for all to  succeed. The School of Education pioneered the inclusion movement in the United States, making way for all learners to participate fully in mainstream classrooms and other inclusive learning environments.


The School of Education is accredited by the National Council fo Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

On July 1, 2013, NCATE consolidated with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is the new accrediting body for educator preparation. CAEP continues to require institutions of higher education who prepare school professionals (Education Preparation Providers (EPPs)) to use performance based assessments to measure a candidate’s proficiencies, a programs’ success in achieving its goals, and the EPPs’ operations in support of candidates and programs.

Professional accreditation of preparatory education programs is the bedrock upon which all professions (e.g., architecture, engineering, medicine, and law) have built their reputations. It assures that those entering the respective field have been suitably prepared to practice through assimilation of a body of knowledge and pre-service practice in the profession. Accreditation of schools of education indicates that the school underwent rigorous external review by professionals, that performance of a teacher candidate in the program has been thoroughly assessed before he or she is recommended for licensure, and that programs meet standards set by the teaching profession at large.

Regional accreditation organizations are now following this same rigorous approach to assessments and are asking faculty from education to be leaders at their institutions. This paradigm shift is creating a culture on college campuses towards innovation and quality improvements.

Please refer to the CAEP website for additional information on accreditation: http://caepnet.org/

Graduate Education

Degree Requirements

Each graduate degree offered by the school represents a different level of achievement.

The Master of Science (M.S.) is the first degree beyond the bachelor’s degree. Each M.S. program is designed to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular field of professional education.

The Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) offers greater scope, depth, and thoroughness of preparation than the M.S.

A doctoral degree is considered the highest level of academic achievement. The Ph.D. is an academic degree. The Ed.D. is a professional degree. Students with an interest in research or in university teaching usually pursue the Ph.D. Their programs emphasize intensive study in a major area of specialization and often a minor area as well, leading to the development or extension of theory and research in the major field. Many Ed.D. candidates seek positions as administrators, supervisors, consultants, college professors, and as non-teaching education specialists.

General information about degree requirements is listed below. For details on degree requirements, see information provided by the Office of Academic and Student Services, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, 315-443-9319. Information on specific requirements is available from the office of the chair or coordinator of each program of study.

Master’s Degree

The School of Education offers the M.S. in more than 30 areas and the M.Mus. in music education. Selected areas of study lead to public school teacher certification; others prepare students for roles in various educational and non-educational settings. Many M.S. degrees are available to applicants with no previous study in that field.

Preparation programs meet the academic requirements for those with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education who pursue their first certificate for public school service in a specific area. Preparation programs also serve those who are certified in one area but seek certification in a new area.

Master’s professional certification programs are designed for those who are already certified in a subject area but want a master’s degree in that same area to meet academic requirements for the next level of certification.

A select number of master’s programs prepare students for roles not requiring certification, while others lead to doctoral candidacy. For a complete listing, see “Programs Offered and Degrees Conferred.”

All master’s degree programs require a minimum of 30 credits; some require more. Some programs allow students to elect one or more courses offered by other academic units of Syracuse University, such as the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Administration or the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, and Human Ecology. No more than 9 credits (6 credit limit for Higher Education) taken outside of Syracuse University may be transferred into a 30-credit master’s degree program.

All master’s programs require one of the following: a thesis, a portfolio review, or an intensive examination. Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to graduate.

Certificate of Advanced Studeis (C.A.S.)

The C.A.S. program is a step beyond the master’s level, but is distinct from doctoral study. The certificate is not an intermediate step to a doctoral degree but is considered a terminal degree providing the specialization necessary for a variety of positions. The C.A.S. programs in Educational Leadership and Counselor Education may also meet the academic requirements for New York State certification in those areas.

C.A.S. Requirements

Generally, the C.A.S. includes 60 credits with at least half at Syracuse University, an overall B average, a qualifying examination, an appropriate field project/activity, an extended internship, and at least 30 credits in the field and 9-21 credits outside the field of study.

In addition to the traditional C.A.S. offered by the School of Education, the Cultural Foundations of Education program offers a Certificate of Advanced Study in Disability Studies. This is a 15 credit program, with the additional requirement of an oral or written examination at the completion of the coursework. The C.A.S. in Disability Studies is available to students enrolled in any Syracuse University graduate program as well as to applicants who wish to pursue the C.A.S. as a single course of study.

The Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation Department offers three Certificate of Advanced Study programs in Educational Technology (15 credits), Professional Practice in Educational Technology (24 credits) and Instructional Design Foundations (12 credits). These programs are designed for students who require additional knowledge and expertise in order to advance in their professional careers.

Doctoral Degree

Candidates must first decide whether to pursue the Ed.D. or the Ph.D. Before applying for the doctoral degree, the candidate should correspond with the program coordinator of the specific program of interest and, if possible, arrange for a personal interview.

Programs for both the Ph.D. and the Ed.D. degrees require a minimum of 90 graduate credits beyond the bachelor’s degree, usually distributed among core requirements, major area requirements, supporting minor areas, research tools, and dissertation credits. One-half of pre-dissertation course credits must be taken at Syracuse University. Successful candidates for either doctoral degree must pass a preliminary examination early in the program, and qualifying examinations in the field of specialization and any supporting minor areas later in the program; demonstrate competence in research; write a dissertation based upon an independent investigation that adds to existing knowledge in the field; and pass an oral defense of the dissertation. An overall B average, completion of a residency or time-to-completion requirement, and completion of all requirements within 5 years of the qualifying examination are also required. All candidates for the Ph.D. degree are required to complete a research apprenticeship, including a supervised research activity over a period of not less than one year, under the direction of a University faculty member. Ed.D. students must complete a practicum requirement.

Nonmatriculated Students

Students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution may take courses in the School of Education without enrolling in a degree program (nonmatriculated student). Some courses require approval of the instructors. Enrolling in coursework as a nonmatriculated student does not allow the
nonmatriculated student the same academic advisement as matriculated students. No more than 9 credits taken before matriculation may be transferred to a degree program. No more than 6 credits may be taken prior to matriculating into the Higher Education M.S. degree program. All such courses must be approved by the student’s advisor. A registration hold will be put on students’ accounts who have reached this limit.

Graduate Admissions

Graduate study at Syracuse University’s School of Education offers students opportunities to participate in a vibrant learning community. Students and faculty work together in a variety of laboratory research and clinical settings on campus, in schools, and in related educational agencies. Graduate students acquire the advanced knowledge and skills needed to be successful leaders. Advantages to pursuing graduate study at the School of Education include the insight of professors holding dual appointments in the school and other colleges in the University, cooperative relations of colleges and departments, and availability of supporting services.

The school is composed of the following seven academic departments:

Counseling and Human Services
Cultural Foundations of Education
Exercise Science
Higher Education
Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation
Reading and Language Arts
Teaching and Leadership

Why students consider graduate study at the School of Education:

  • Syracuse University’s School of Education has prepared scholars from around the world.
  • Students become part of a community that has a commitment to inclusion and diversity. The School of Education pioneered the inclusion movement in the United States, making it possible for all learners to participate in typical classrooms.
  • Both teaching and non-teaching degree programs are offered.
  • Students are assured opportunities for research, clinical practice, and internships designed to clarify relationships of theory and practice.
  • Students are assured the assistance of a mentoring faculty to help them get the most out of their experiences at Syracuse University.
  • The School of Education is comprised of approximately 700 graduate students who have the opportunity to develop personal and professional relationships that will last a lifetime.
  • Students enjoy the advantages of a multidisciplinary approach to learning.

How To Apply

For more information about graduate study, please contact Laurie Deyo, Graduate Admissions Recruiter, School of Education, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, Syracuse, N.Y. 13244-2340; e-gradrcrt@syr.edu, 315-443-2505.

Ready To Apply?

The Syracuse University online application is available at https://apply.embark.com/grad/syracuse/37/.


Individuals interested in applying to a master’s or doctoral degree program should contact the academic department overseeing the program of study to obtain deadline information.

In general, most graduate programs within the School of Education participate in rolling admissions and admit students on a space-available basis. The School of Education will continue to receive and review applications on a space-available basis.

Graduate Application Fee

The Graduate Application Fee is $75.

Internal Admission Process

Students who are currently enrolled in a Syracuse University graduate program, or who have completed a Syracuse University graduate program within the last 12 months may apply for a new graduate program by using the Graduate Enrollment Internal Admission Application. The internal admission application and instructions are available in the Office of Academic and Student Services, located at 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230. Students enrolled in concurrent master’s programs must complete the requirements for both programs prior to graduation. There is no fee for the internal admission process.

Graduate Financial Aid

The School of Education offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students. This funding includes scholarships, graduate and teaching assistantships, in addition to opportunities for grants. The School of Education provides merit based as well as non-competitive scholarships. A number of the funding opportunities offered have deadlines for application submission. There are several categories of scholarships available only to School of Education students.

Click here and use the links in the left hand column to learn more about funding opportunities.

The Office Of Financial Aid And Scholarship Programs

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs is available to address questions, offer options for payment, assist in filing student loan and grant applications, and suggest financial planning options. For additional financial aid information, call (315) 443-1513 or email FinAidG1@syr.edu.


The School of Education offers graduate and teaching assistantships to graduate students with superior qualifications. These graduate assistantships may include tuition support and a stipend. Assistants have responsibilities to the University not exceeding an average of 20 hours a week and devote the remainder of their time to study and research. Applicants for assistantships should write to the chair of the program to which they are applying, highlighting relevant background for the type of assistantship in which they are interested and emphasizing information not included in the admissions
application. Applicants interested in assistantships in other University departments should send inquiries directly to those departments.

Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship Program

This scholarship was created to assist students who have graduated from Syracuse University (any degree program) within the last five years and who enroll full-time in a selected School of Education Master of Science (M.S.) program listed below. This tuition scholarship program offers graduate students in eligible programs funding covering 33% of the student’s tuition.

Students in the following preparation/professional M.S. programs are eligible to receive the scholarship:

  • Art Education
  • Childhood Education
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (for SU Selected Studies in Education students ONLY)
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • English Education
  • Exercise Science (for SU Health and Exercise Science students ONLY)
  • Inclusive Special Education (1-6 and 7-12)
  • Inclusive Special Education (Severe/Multiple Disabilities)
  • Instructional Technology
  • Literacy Education (B-6 and 5-12)
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • School Counseling
  • Student Affairs Counseling (for SU Selected Studies in Education students ONLY)
  • Science Education (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Teaching and Curriculum

The tuition scholarship program covers 33% of the tuition charges students are responsible for paying each semester during which the student is enrolled as a full-time student in the approved program. Full-time study is defined as registered for 9 credits for fall and spring (or a total of 6 credits for summer). Students must formally be admitted and matriculated into one of the specified M.S. programs and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward that degree, which includes attaining and maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average by the end of the second semester in an eligible program. The tuition scholarship program applies to M.S. programs only. While the scholarship may be combined with most other financial aid, the scholarship is applied first to the tuition owed before all other funding is awarded. There will be no cash refunds or payouts. The scholarship is offered to eligible students in their admission packet from the Graduate School. Students who sign the letter of acceptance for the scholarship are automatically credited 33% of their tuition each semester of study in their program.

For further information please contact Laurie Deyo (315) 443-2505 or lldeyo@syr.edu.

Professional Preparation For High Needs Fields Graduate Student Scholarship

The Professional Preparation for High Needs Fields Graduate Student Scholarship identifies high-needs areas as science, mathematics, special education, literacy, instructional technology, and teaching English language learners and offers graduate students in these programs scholarships covering 33% of the cost of tuition. The scholarships are available to all qualified full-time master’s students as well as part-time master’s students who are Syracuse City School District employees.

To be eligible, full-time students must be enrolled in one of the programs listed below. Full-time study is defined as registered for 9 credits for spring or fall (or a total of 6 credits for summer) in a program approved by the student’s graduate advisor. Part-time students who are employees of the Syracuse City School District and enrolled in one of the programs listed below also are eligible.

All eligible students must be formally admitted into one of the specified master’s programs and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward that degree, which includes attaining and maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average by the end of the second semester in the program. The scholarship does not cover tuition for undergraduate courses even if required as a condition of full admission to the master’s program. (Undergraduate coursework may be required in order to fulfill prerequisites for graduate study.) While the award may be combined with most other financial aid, there will be no cash refunds or payouts.

Students in the following professional preparation MS programs are eligible to receive the award:

  • Instructional Technology
  • Literacy Education (B-6 and 5-12)
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
  • Special Education Programs:

Early Childhood Special Education B-2
Inclusive Special Education 1-6
Inclusive Special Education 7-12 (Generalist)
Inclusive Special Education Severe/Multiple Disabilities

  • Teaching English Language Learners (T.E.L.L.)
  • Students in the Teaching and Curriculum M.S. program who will be seeking New York State Teacher Certification (on their own) in Science or Math
  • Current “non-high needs” M.S. teacher preparation programs taken simultaneously with a documented “high needs” program

Eligible students complete a scholarship application each semester. Scholarships are awarded and credited to student bursar accounts typically within two weeks of the University financial aid deadline for dropping courses. The value of the scholarship is calculated based on the total number of credit hours for which the student is registered, combined with any outside scholarships/funding. The tuition bill for which the students is responsible is then credited 33% of the student’s tuition. The deadline for submitting scholarship forms is typically one week after the University add deadline of the current semester, although forms should be submitted as soon as students have completed their registration for the semester. No exceptions will be made for late submissions.

For additional information contact:
Laurie Deyo
(315) 443-2505

Robert Noyce Scholars Program

The Robert Noyce Scholars program, funded by the National Science Foundation and offered jointly through Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education, responds to the critical need for mathematics and science teachers by encouraging talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and STEM professionals to pursue teaching careers in high-needs K-12 schools.

The funds granted from the Syracuse University Noyce Scholars Program are intended to assist persons who wish to make a commitment to teach science or mathematics in high-needs urban or rural schools. Qualifying graduate students receive up to $20,000 for one year of study.

Download the SU Noyce Scholar Program brochure at

For additional information contact:
John W. Tillotson, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Syracuse University Noyce Scholars Program
101 Heroy Geology Lab
Syracuse, NY 13244-1070
(315) 443-2586 or noyce@syr.edu

School Of Education Scholarships

The School of Education offers several competitive scholarships. These scholarships are specific to the School of Education and vary in number of tuition credits and monetary awards. Approximately 15% of School of Education students will receive one of these scholarships.

For additional information contact:
Angela Flanagan, Scholarship Coordinator
Awards & Scholarship Committee
250 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244-2340
Phone: (315) 443 - 4752

SU Office Of Sponsored Programs

This office offers information on a wide range of external funding opportunities for SU graduate students. Click on the Funding Opportunities link and then the Graduate Student Funding Opportunities link at http://osp.syr.edu.


The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

For additional information, call (315) 443-1513, email finmail@syr.edu or visit: http://www.syr.edu/financialaid/financialliteracy/teach_grant.html

Student Services

The Office of Academic and Student Services

The Office of Academic and Student Services was created to ensure that students get the most out of their college experience. The staff in the office provides a thorough and effective system of support for both undergraduate and graduate students from the admissions process through graduation and beyond.

From academic support to career advice to information about opportunities to study abroad, the professionals in Academic and Student Services have the experience and knowledge to answer questions, provide advisement, and make referrals as necessary.


Academic and Student Services publishes a newsletter each semester which provides students, faculty, and staff current information about certification, career services, and advising. The current and previous newsletters can be found online at: http://soe.syr.edu/current/student_services/default.aspx


Official forms most commonly requested by students can be found in the Office of Academic and Student Services, and also on the website at: http://soe.syr.edu/current/student_services/forms.aspx
If a form that is relevant to a specific academic situation cannot be found on the website, students can stop by the Office of Academic and Student Services for assistance.

Academic and Student Services
111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone (315) 443-9319
Fax (315) 443-5732

Undergraduate Advising

All undergraduate students in the School of Education are encouraged to make use of the facilities of the Office of Academic and Student Services. Located at 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, Academic and Student Services has the resources to help students better understand academic requirements, negotiate academic policies and processes, and get the most out of their college experience.

The mission of Academic and Student Services is to help students succeed by providing information, fostering personal development and responsibility, and offering supportive services. Students have an open invitation to stop by with questions or concerns regarding academic programs, advising, career issues, and certification. If an answer is not provided here, our staff is dedicated to helping students find what they need.

Services available to undergraduates through the Office of Academic and Student Services include the following:

  • Advising (faculty and staff)
  • Peer Advising
  • Admissions
  • Academic and Personal Support
  • Career Services
  • Teacher Certification

Graduate Advising

The Office of Academic and Student Services provides advice and guidance on School of Education and Syracuse University policies, advocates for student concerns, and offers a range of services to assist students as they work toward their academic and career goals.

The mission of Academic and Student Services is to help students succeed by providing information, fostering personal development and responsibility, and offering supportive services. Students have an open invitation to stop by with questions or concerns regarding academic programs, advising, career issues, and certification. If an answer is not provided here, our staff is dedicated to helping students find what they need.

Services available to graduate students through the Office of Academic and Student Services include the following:

  • Advising (faculty and staff)
  • Admissions
  • Academic and Personal Support
  • Career Services
  • Teacher Certification

New York State Teacher Certification

Initial Certification

  • Is the first New State certificate and is effective for 5 years from the issuance date.
  • Complete School of Education approved undergraduate or graduate teacher prep program.
  • Pass New York State teacher exams.
  • Complete fingerprinting process at least 2 months prior to graduation.
  • Candidates should apply for this certification within 2 years of graduation to be eligible for School of Education’s recommendation.

Professional Certification

  • Must be earned before initial certificate expires.
  • New York State teacher exams are not required (with the exception of Speech & Language Disabilities).
  • Requires completion of a Masters degree in a related area of initial certification.
  • Requires completion of 3 years full time teaching employment.
  • Requires completion of professional development through school district employer.

Options For Those With Initial Certification Earned At The Bachelor s Level

  • Earn Masters degree leading to professional certification in area of initial certification.
  • Earn Masters degree in a new certification area.
  • Earn Masters degree, provided that 12 graduate credits of content related to the initial certificate are completed (as part of the Masters or in addition to it), as specified by New York State (must apply for certification directly to New York State Department of Education).

Checklist Of Steps To File For New York State Certification

  • Successfully pass the required New York State Teacher Certification exams. Test dates, registration and preparation guides are available at www.nystce.nesinc.com.
  • Apply for fingerprinting clearance at least 2 months prior to graduation at 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230 (above the Health Center) or call 315-443-4759.
  • Meet with an advisor in the Office of Academic and Student Services, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, to confirm that all degree requirements will be completed. Call 315-443-9319.
  • Apply for certification through NYSED TEACH Online Services at www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/. Directions will be made available prior to graduation.

Recommendation For Certification

  • Online certification recommendation will be completed once award date is posted on transcript (typically 4-6 weeks after graduation).

Out-Of-State Teacher Certification

  • Each state has specific teacher certification requirements; therefore, it is recommended that students search each state’s education department web site for the most up-to-date information.


  • Required for New York State certification.
  • Apply for fingerprinting clearance at least 2 months prior to graduation.
  • Complete the online fingerprint application and make payment through the NYSED TEACH web site at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/. It is advised to pay online with a credit card for faster processing.
  • Upon receipt of fingerprint packet, email Linda DeFrees at: ladefree@syr.edu to make an appointment to get fingerprints inked on fingerprint cards.
  • Fingerprinting will take place at 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230 (above the Health Center).
  • Call 315-443-4759 for additional inquiries regarding this process.
  • Inquiries regarding whether previous fingerprinting applies for certification, please contact Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability, New York State Education Department, 987 Education Building Annex, Albany, NY 12234. Phone 518-473-2998 or email OSPRA@mail.nysed.gov.

Information And Updates Regarding All New York State Teacher Certification Examinations Can Be Found At:


Career Services Office

The School of Education Career Services center offers a variety of services to help students with their job search in the education field. These services include opening a credential file, resume assistance, Teacher Recruitment Days participation and New York State Teacher Certification recommendation.

Credential Files

  • Recommended to be opened in the senior year after student teaching placement.
  • Contains recommendation letters from host teachers, professors, and employers.
  • $35 registration fee is required to open a file (first 3 mailings are free of charge). Once a file contains at least 3 letters, it is ready to send to prospective employers.
  • Copies of the file are sent at request of applicant via email to Linda DeFrees.
  • All checks and money orders should be made payable to Syracuse University.
  • Application forms are available on the School of Education website.

Resume And Cover Letter Assistance

  • Resource materials available at 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230.
  • Resume and cover letter review and assistance. Please email request for an appointment to Linda DeFrees.

Teacher Recruitment Days

  • The annual Central New York Teacher Recruitment Days job fair is held each spring at SUNY Cortland, New York.
  • Eligible Syracuse University School of Education students will be offered the opportunity to interview with school districts visiting from a variety of schools.

Job Search Handbook For Educators

  • This handbook is available free of charge to facilitate the job search. It offers valuable tips for resumes, cover letters and interviewing techniques. It also contains information related to job hunt strategies and teacher ‘supply and demand’ per region.

Teaching Opportunities:
Explore career opportunity websites.

Teaching Abroad Opportunities:
Explore career opportunity websites.

Study Abroad

At Syracuse University, studying abroad is a longstanding tradition. More than half the students enrolled through the SU Abroad (formerly known as DIPA) come from universities across the U.S. and from almost all major fields of study.

The School’s programs run in conjunction with SU Abroad and have close ties to local universities, allowing students to design integrated programs of study appropriate to their academic and linguistic abilities. Every SU Abroad Center is overseen by a faculty director, administrators and host-country staff who are available to assist students at all times with their academic and personal needs. Pre-departure and on-site orientation programs further prepare students for their semester or year abroad.

The School of Education supports and encourages study abroad for undergraduate students enrolled in any of our programs. The faculty and program advisors work very closely with students on appropriate course sequencing to facilitate this.


The quality of a student-centered research institution is measured in part by its success in integrating its students’ learning experiences and its faculty members’ scholarship. In a professional school, the key to that integration lies in sustained, critical, always-respectful engagement with the profession and those it serves. It relies upon creating a community of learners devoted to service. The efforts of our students and faculty members to create such a community are supported by an organizational infrastructure of coordinating councils, teacher centers, professional development schools, subject matter academies, specially-funded research and development projects, and skilled staff members. All are devoted to nurturing collaborative partnerships between preservice educators, University faculty, and practicing professionals in public education, higher education, and other educational and work environments.

The following facilities are part of our campus in Syracuse, New York:

  • Huntington Hall houses the Dean’s office and the majority of School of Education departments and offices.
  • The Hoople building houses the faculty offices, clinic and classroom for the Department of Counseling and Human Services. The Center for Human Policy is also located in Hoople.
  • Heroy is home to the Department of Science Teaching and houses classroom and laboratory space.
  • Comstock Art Facility, 1055 Comstock Ave is the main building for Art Education.
  • Crouse College houses an auditorium and practice space for Music Education.
  • Carnegie is home to Math Education.
  • 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230 is home to the Office of Academic and Student Services.
  • The Women’s Building houses the Exercise Science Department’s faculty and administrative offices, two research laboratories, two gymnasiums, an indoor pool, a dance studio, outdoor playing fields, and tennis courts.
  • Exercise Science research facilities include:
    • Human Performance Laboratory
    • Hypoxia Laboratory
    • Muscle Biology Laboratory
  • Ernie Davis is home to a teaching laboratory and classroom in addition to the Health and Exercise Science Learning Community.

Research Centers & Institutes

Centers & Institutes

The Syracuse University mission of Scholarship in Action is strengthened by the centers and institutes housed at the School of Education.

The School of Education’s centers and research institutes are growing to accommodate the needs of the communities they serve and to offer students robust interdisciplinary experiences.

The Inclusion Institutes

  • Institute on Communication and Inclusion
  • Taishoff Center on Inclusive Higher Education
  • Schools of Promise

School Reform for Urban Youth

  • Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series
  • Early College High School
  • Say Yes to Education

Collaborative Partnerships

  • Partnership For Better Education
  • Liberty Partnerships Program
  • Kenyatta University and Syracuse University Partnership
  • Center for Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies
  • Community Initiatives in the Visual Arts
  • Pyscho-Educational Teaching Laboratory
  • The Study Council at Syracuse University

Higher Education Supports and Initiatives

  • Academic Opportunity Programs (HEOP & SSS)
  • Intergroup dialogue
  • Regional Holocaust and Genocide Initiative
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Extended Campus
  • Office of Professional Research and Development




Combined Degree

Certificate of Advanced Study