Education Department

Sharon Vogel, SUNY Orange Education Alumnae

"It's not just a college experience, but it's an experience...that's going to impact the children that we have (in our classes) some day."

Education Department News, Events and Resources

The Education Deparment is located in the Bio-Tech Building.

Hands-On Learning Lab BT 251

Education Department Office BT 254

Elizabeth Tarvin, Chairperson BT 256

Dr. Katherine Sinsabaugh, Assistant Professor BT 250

Jennifer Mirecki, Assistant Professor BT 250

Student Study Lounge and Resource Room BT 252

SUNY Orange offers certification trainings for the New York State Education Department Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), Mandated Reporter (Child Abuse Identification and Reporting) and Intervention and Prevention of School Violence (SAVE). DASA training consists of one three-hour classroom session and one three-hour online session for a total of six hours. The cost is $75.00. Each session of Mandated Reporter and SAVE is two hours and the fee for each 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 SUNY Orange bookstore web page. Once you have arrived at the webpage, please click the large Textbook Information icon, then follow the instructions to find your textbooks.

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


SUNY 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 Education Emphasis. 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

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

Photo: Small ChildField Observation Placement Student Survey Fall 2016

If you are enrolled in EDU 103 CD or EDU 201 FG or EDU 207 J for the Fall 2016 semester, please 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.