Officials from SUNY Schenectady and Cazenovia College signed an agreement today providing graduates of SUNY Schenectady's associate's degree program in Teacher Education the opportunity to pursue their bachelor's degrees in Education from Cazenovia College. What makes this agreement special is that Cazenovia will offer bachelor's degree courses at SUNY Schenectady's Center City site, located on State Street in downtown Schenectady.
Dr. Steady Moono, President of SUNY Schenectady, explained that the new agreement is an excellent opportunity for graduates who want to stay in the Capital Region to earn their bachelor's degrees from Cazenovia while staying close to home.
"Our students are often balancing families and employment, in addition to their studies at SUNY Schenectady," Dr. Moono said. "This agreement now offers them a significant option to continue their education and earn their bachelor's degrees from Cazenovia while staying in the local area. We are very pleased to partner with Cazenovia and offer this new avenue for students to fulfill their dreams of becoming educators."
"We're excited about this partnership that enables education students to earn a Cazenovia College bachelor's degree while studying at SUNY Schenectady," said Cazenovia College President Dr. Ron Chesbrough. "Our sought after education programs are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and lead toward New York State initial teacher certification. With the experience of offering similar degree programs at other community colleges, we are pleased to now be an option for SUNY Schenectady students to continue their coursework at the familiar and convenient Center City site."
The Cazenovia College inclusive education programs prepare students for dual certification in teaching general education as well as teaching students with disabilities, either in Early Childhood (birth to grade 2), or Childhood Education (grades 1-6).
About SUNY Schenectady
Founded in 1969, SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. SUNY Schenectady is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Through transferable degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, strong student support services and a personalized approach to learning, SUNY Schenectady provides students with a regionally-acclaimed education that empowers them to take the next step in their lives. SUNY Schenectady offers degree and certificate programs through the:
- School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism
- School of Music
- Division of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law
- Division of Liberal Arts
- Division of Math, Science, Technology, and Health
About Cazenovia College
Cazenovia College is an independent, co-educational college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering bachelor degree programs in the liberal arts and professional studies in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their fields. Cazenovia has been named a "Best College" for fifteen consecutive years and a "Best Value" by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit www.cazenovia.edu.