Welcome to the website of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education at SUNY Geneseo. Our School of Education is dedicated to preparing teachers committed to improving society and the lives of students through education. This dedication is based on the combination of a solid foundation in SUNY Geneseo’s liberal arts and sciences tradition, the School of Education’s conceptual framework, and our partnerships with public and private school communities.  

We offer teacher education candidates a complete experience that is rich in scholarly programs, diverse field placements, a range of student activities, and continuous academic advisement. Our graduates are trained in the full-scope of teacher preparation and enter the profession with the highest level of knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Our teacher candidates explore constructivist theory and practice with a depth that makes the caliber of our graduates second to none, and which continues the longstanding reputation of our School of Education, opened in 1871. We take great pride in our historical background and ongoing innovations in teacher preparation. 

All teacher certification programs of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The School of Education offers undergraduate programs leading to initial teacher certification in Early Childhood and Childhood, Childhood, Childhood with Special Education, and Adolescence Education. We offer graduate programs leading to professional certification in Early Childhood and Childhood, Multicultural Childhood Education, Literacy (B-12), and Adolescence Education.  

Learn more about our programs, activities, and services by following the relevant links on our website; visit our beautiful historic campus and meet our wonderful faculty, staff, and students.