School of Education

The SUNY Old Westbury School of Education offers academic programs offering bachelor's and master's degrees and meeting both initial and professional certification requirements of the State of New York.  See the Undergraduate Programs and Graduate Programs pages to learn more about specific degrees that are offered. Our programs are approved by the New York State Education Department and we are proud members of the American Association of Quality Educator Preparation, anticipating AAQEP Accreditation in the early 2022.

The Old Westbury degree programs provide professional courses and extensive field experience, including student teaching.  All courses are designed so that students achieve competencies that have been identified by local school district personnel and prescribed by the New York State Education Department.

The School’s accomplished faculty members pursue research and scholarship activities that expand the frontiers of knowledge in their areas of expertise. Their cutting-edge research enriches and informs classroom teaching and their achievements gain national and international recognition.

Mission:  To prepare teacher leaders with the pedagogical content knowledge and skills to educate learners in diverse and socially just classrooms.  

Vision:  To empower educators who use their training to build equitable and inclusive learning communities in and outside of the classroom. 

Diana Sukhram
Acting Dean, School of Education


Secretary, School of Education
(516) 876-3275