Graduates of these programs have met the educational requirements to receive professional teaching certification in New York State. The Graduate Literacy Education Programs build upon initial skills and knowledge and further develop educational professional coaches and leaders who are committed to academic and professional excellence, the best research-based teaching practices, and empowerment, respecting diversity and social justice. The faculty are firmly committed to the philosophy that reading is comprehension, and that reading comprehension is a dynamic transactive process of constructing meaning as the reader brings prior knowledge to the text within the context of the reading situation.
The State University of New York College at Oneonta is accredited by the
Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting
agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. The College is also accredited by the New York State Education Department.
The Division of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, phone: (202)466-7496. This accreditation includes the initial teacher preparation and advanced levels of professional education programs offered at the College at Oneonta.