Education Grants and Partnerships

The College of Education has direct implications for change and innovation in teacher education. The campus-wide nature of the school involves the integration of early childhood, childhood, middle childhood and adolescence education components as well as the initiation of a comprehensive field-based approach to educational studies. In addition, the school assumes responsibility for supporting teaching effectiveness, educational research, child studies, development of grant proposals, and international education programs. The Institute for Research in Science Teaching is one example of outreach. This center focuses on the improvement of science education through research-based methods and instructional technology. Education has many partnerships with the public schools in the SUNY Fredonia service area, such as the Fredonia-Hamburg Teacher Education Center.

The college offers international programs for education majors. Through cooperative efforts with the Swansea Institute of Higher Education in Wales, and the University of Plymouth in Plymouth, England, students are afforded the opportunity to engage in a five-week international teaching practicum. As a result of reciprocal agreements between SUNY Fredonia and these British institutions, students from England and Wales visit the Fredonia campus and area schools at selected times each year. Students can also apply to student teach in Australia through a partnership with University of Sunshine Coast.

For more information, please consult the College of Education web page on Community Partnerships and Education Grant Programs.