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All undergraduate programs offered by the School of Education typically require the completion of 120 to 138 credits. Specific program requirements vary, as do the total number of credits.

At several points during teacher preparation programs, reviews of students’ progress are made to determine continued eligibility for each program. These review points vary, but in all cases include the time just prior to student teaching. See individual program descriptions for further information.

Field experiences, usually off campus, are required throughout most programs, with placement sites assigned by course instructors or through the field placement office. While convenience is considered in making placement assignments, other factors may preclude the most convenient appointments. The School of Education does what it can to facilitate transportation for field experiences before student teaching. Students are encouraged to provide their own transportation for student-teaching assignments (EDU 508).


All single-enrollment programs lead to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Each program requires distribution in liberal arts and sciences, with a total of at least 60 credits in liberal arts.

The School of Education's single-enrollment programs are:

Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Inclusive Elementary and Special Education (grades 1-6)
  • Health & Physical Education (all grades)
  • Physical Education (all grades)

Non-Teacher Preparation Programs:

  • Health and Exercise Science
  • Selected Studies in Education


Expertise in some areas is gained more appropriately by drawing on the course offerings of two colleges within the University. Dual programs within the School of Education require study in a content area and professional education courses (including field experiences), as well as satisfaction of college requirements. They all lead to New York State initial teacher certification.

Students must enroll in both the School of Education and the cooperating college. Dual programs are available in cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the College of Human Ecology. Students typically complete one program offered jointly by the two colleges and, in the case of dual programs with Arts and Sciences, a major in the college reflecting the subject to be taught.


  • Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education

The School of Education is the primary (home) college for the Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education program

Teacher Preparation Programs for grades 7-12 offered with the College of Arts and Sciences are:

  • English Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education

Teacher Preparation Programs for all grades offered with the College of Visual and Performing Arts are:

  • Music Education
  • Art Education

These other colleges serve as the primary (home) college. However, although the primary college’s policies and procedures are often followed, some policies in the School of Education must also be followed, such as meeting the prerequisites to professional semesters and student teaching, as well as specific arts and sciences course requirements. 


External Admissions

(Students applying to Syracuse University from high school or another college or university.)
The School of Education appreciates your interest and hopes you will continue to learn more about the School by exploring the website (, visiting campus and meeting with a representative of the School.

To Apply 

Candidates for undergraduate admission to Syracuse University apply to a specific major within one of our schools or colleges. To learn more about the programs available in the School of Education, contact Laurie Deyo, Undergraduate Admissions Recruiter at (315) 443-4269 or

For information about the application, the application process or enrollment dates and deadlines, contact the Office of Admissions at (315) 443-3611 or  To apply, please visit:

Application Timelines 

• Early Decision Deadline: November 15
• Regular Decision Deadline: January 1
• Admissions Notification: Mid-March
• Candidates must reply by May 1

Visit Us

If you are interested in a full campus tour, a personal interview or an Office of Admission’s information session, please contact the Office of Admissions at (315) 443-3611 or

If you would like to meet with Laurie Deyo, the Undergraduate Admissions Recruiter for the School of Education, please contact her at (315) 443-4269 or

Internal Admissions

(Students who are already attending Syracuse University and want to transfer to the School of Education.)


Syracuse University students interested in an intra-university transfer (IUT) to the School of Education must meet the following cumulative grade point average (GPA) requirements for their desired program of study:

2.8 Art Education
2.8 Health and Exercise Science
2.8 Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education
2.8 Inclusive Elementary and Special Education
3.0 Music Education
2.8 Health & Physical Education
2.8 Physical Education
2.8 Secondary Education Programs
2.8 Selected Studies in Education

Students must submit an intra-university transfer (IUT) application, available in the Office of Academic and Student Services in the School of Education, 111 Waverly Avenue, suite 230; in addition, a personal interview may be required from the Office of Academic and Student Services. Students who meet the cumulative GPA requirement are admitted on a space-available basis as determined by the education program. Those students whose cumulative GPA does not meet the requirements can be counseled as to the best options for them.

The applicability of prior earned credit (both at SU and transfer credit) will be evaluated. Intra-university transfer (IUT) applications are held until the end of the semester when GPAs and the student’s interest in entering the program are assessed.

Students considering transfer into one of the single programs in education may find the following course suggestions helpful. These courses may be taken by non-education students with advisement while they make the decision to transfer or while the intra-university transfer (IUT) application is being processed.

Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education
CFS 201 Family Development
CFS 202 Development of Children and Youth
EDU 203 Study of Elementary and Special Education Teaching (first year)

Inclusive Elementary and Special Education Teacher Preparation Program
EDU 203 Study of Elementary and Special Education Teaching (first year)
SPE 311 Perspectives on Disabilities

Health and Exercise Science
PPE 295 Introduction to Exercise Science
HEA 332 Personal Health and Safety

Physical Education or Health & Physical Education
PPE 177 Introduction to Health & Physical Education
EDU 204 Principles of Learning In Inclusive Classrooms

Selected Studies in Education
EDU 200 Education for Cultural and Social Transformation
EDU 300 International Education for Cultural and Social Transformation
EDU 310 American School


The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is available to address your questions, offer options for payment, assist in filing student loan and grant applications, and suggest financial planning options. For additional information, visit their web site at, call (315) 443-1513 or send e-mail to

School of Education Scholarships

Burton Blatt Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Education. Recipients are chosen both for merit and financial need with preference given to a minority candidate.

For information regarding this scholarship contact:
Angela Flanagan, Scholarship Coordinator
Awards & Scholarship Committee
230 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244-2340
Phone: (315) 443 - 4752
Fax: (315) 443 - 2258


The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant 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. More information can be found at

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 undergraduate students receive up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years. Qualifying graduate students receive up to $20,000 for one year of study. Promising freshman and sophomore STEM majors can receive $1,200 for a four-week summer internship.

For information please contact:
John W. Tillotson, Associate Professor
Syracuse University Noyce Scholars Program
101 Heroy Lab
Syracuse, NY 13244-1070