Syracuse University School of Education

Education school at Syracuse University
Syracuse University School of Education
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Former name
Margaret Olivia Slocum Teachers’ College[1]
Established1906; 116 years ago (1906)[1]
Parent institution
Syracuse University
DeanKelly Chandler-Olcott[2]
New York
United States

The Syracuse University School of Education is the education school of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Founded in 1906, the school is dedicated to training highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners, teachers, administrators, counselors, and scholars. The school offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs, as well as Certificates of Advanced Study, in elementary education, higher education, special education, school counseling, and educational leadership.[3][4][5]


Prior to the establishment of the school, Syracuse University offered classes through the Department of Philosophy to train students interested in becoming teachers.[1] In 1906, Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, a philanthropist, former teacher, and wife of financier Russell Sage, gifted the now demolished Yates Castle along with a generous endowment to the university and officially established the Margaret Olivia Slocum Teachers’ College of Syracuse University.[1][6]

After decades of growth, the school was renamed Syracuse University School of Education under the leadership of Dean Harry Ganders in 1934.[1]

In 1946, the school pioneered a Special Education program that applied progressive views to teaching people with various disabilities.[1]


Academic departments

The school is organized into seven academic departments specializing in their respective field of education.[7]

  • Counseling & Human Services
  • Cultural Foundations of Education
  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation
  • Reading & Language Arts
  • Teaching & Leadership

Undergraduate programs

The school offers several bachelor's degrees in education, including English Education, Inclusive Elementary and Special Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Science Education, Selected Studies in Education, and Social Studies Education.[3]

Graduate programs

The school offers a wide range of graduate programs beyond training the next generation of teachers. For example, it currently provides master's degrees in Childhood Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Higher Education, Literacy Education, Music Education, and School Counseling,[4] as well as doctoral degrees in Counseling and Counselor Education, Cultural Foundations of Education, Educational Leadership, and Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Skaden, Mary (2012). "Syracuse University School of Education Records". Syracuse University Libraries. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Joanna Masingila to Conclude Tenure as Dean of the School of Education". Syracuse University News. June 21, 2021. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Undergraduate Majors and Minors". Syracuse University School of Education. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Master's Programs". Syracuse University School of Education. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Doctoral Programs". Syracuse University School of Education. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  6. ^ Croyle, Johnathan (September 6, 2019). "1906-1918: Meet the former Syracuse teacher who married a miser and then gave away millions". Syracuse, NY. The Post-Standard. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  7. ^ "Academic Departments". Syracuse University School of Education. Retrieved August 11, 2022.

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