The State University of New York (SUNY) - the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the nation - prepares approximately one quarter of New York’s teacher workforce. SUNY graduates are employed in every one of the State’s nearly 700 school districts.
SUNY is dedicated to educating the next generation of New York teachers and school administrators with a focus on clinical experience to produce top-quality education professionals.
The preparation of effective teachers and school leaders depends not only on Teacher Education faculty, but also on the content expertise of Arts and Sciences faculty, and the expertise found in schools throughout the state. Through the development of P-20 partnerships and collaborative action, SUNY faculty and their P-12 and community college partners are leading a powerful new approach to the preparation of teachers and school leaders in New York State.
In 2012, SUNY was awarded Race to the Top (RTTT) funds by New York State Education Department to develop and implement a reform initiative through the SUNY Teacher and Leader Education Network (S-TEN). The goal of this pioneering effort is to engage higher education faculty and their educational partners in the renewal of teacher and school leader preparation to meet the needs of today’s children. The initiative focuses on four topics of the Regents Reform Agenda:
Learn more about the structure, focus, and objectives of the S-TEN initiative through this video message from Chancellor Zimpher.