Education Department

Photo: Small ChildSUNY Orange offers a selection of programs for students pursuing varied careers in early childhood, elementary and adolescent education. Emphasis is placed on solid foundational knowledge in liberal arts as well as educational concept, theory, and application. In several courses, local field experiences enhance college classroom learning.

For those wishing to teach in preschools, child care, or own a business in early education, and NOT transfer to a four year school - click on the AAS and Certification in Early Childhood Development and Care. The college has an articulation with OUBOCES in which students in the Education Management Program may earn course credit for specific courses taken at BOCES after successfully meeting conditions of the college. Contact the Education Department for more information, or click on the link here for instructions for requesting the credit waiver.

For those pursuing a career teaching in a public school, and planning to transfer to SUNY New Paltz, or another SUNY school, click on JRTEP options for Birth through Sixth Grade or Seventh through Twelfth Grade.

For those choosing a career in public school teaching and transferring to a four year OTHER than SUNY New Paltz, click on the general Liberal Arts and Sciences degree in which you can specify your academic interest as Foundations of Education. For the three free electives in that course sequence you can choose some of the education courses listed.

For those interested in a teaching assistant position in a public or non-public setting click on Teaching Assistant Certificate.

For those who already have a bachelor's degree and want to pursue a NYS Teaching Certification, SUNY Orange is the place to begin. Log onto†, then contact Charlotte Zupetz, Regional Teacher Certification Officer for Orange and Ulster counties, at For more detailed, step-by-step instructions, click on the links below:

Areas of Study

Education Department News, Events and Resources

New York State Education Department Certification in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting or Intervention and Prevention of School Violence is available each semester to community members as a two-hour, drop-in program on both the Middletown and Newburgh Campuses. The fee for each certification is $49.00. Pre-registration is required. For more information, dates, times and locations, or to register, call CAPE (Continuing and Professional Education) at 845-341-4890 or log onto

Textbooks for Education Department courses can be found on the new SUNY Orange bookstore web site. Once you have arrived at that website, please click Buy Course Materials in the navigation menu on the left, then follow the instructions on the web site to find your text books.

For updated Education Department news, events and resources, please visit the News and Events page.

To view the Power Point presentation for Options in Education at SUNY Orange, click on the title.

Field Observation Placement Student Survey Spring 2015

If you are enrolled in EDU 103 FH, EDU 103 TN, or EDU 202 CD for the Spring 2015 semester, you MUST complete the Field Observation Placement Survey IMMEDIATELY (click on link below) in order to do required observations for your coursework. If you have any questions or concerns, call 845-341-4054.
(This survey is hosted by SurveyMonkey.)

†Clicking on links marked with this symbol will take you out of the SUNY Orange website. The College cannot be responsible for the content on these pages, although links on this page have been reviewed and are recommended by the members of the Education Department.