Undergraduate Admissions

If you’re passionate about teaching, education, equity, and public service, the School of Education will prepare you to become an inclusive, impactful, and innovative educator and leader, guided by our focus on inclusive and antiracist, experiential, and digital teaching and learning. On-campus training laboratories, research facilities, and internship and volunteer opportunities give you a chance to build your professional portfolio throughout your time at Syracuse.

We hope you’ll connect with us virtually, on-campus, or regionally at the many events put on by Syracuse University and the School of Education. Or you can contact us directly with any questions, to be connected to a current student, or schedule an individual meeting or call.

Heather MacknikHeather Macknik
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions | 315.443.4269
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Why the School of Education?

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At Syracuse you’ll join a carefully selected class of under 125 first year and transfer students advancing the future of education through equity-driven interdisciplinary research, groundbreaking experiential pedagogy, and collaborative antiracist and inclusive practices.

  • Outstanding Outcomes: 96% of the Class of 2023 were employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
  • Small is Big: You’ll enjoy small classes, personal advising, and close relationships with faculty and staff with all the benefits of attending a dynamic R1 research institution. Plus, our committed alumni network stands ready to support and mentor the next generation of educators.
  • Education for All: The School of Education is deeply committed to equitable, antiracist, and inclusive practices. We pioneered the inclusive education movement in the United States, and we continue to promote dynamic and effective learning experiences for every learner.
  • Hands-On from the Start: You’ll take classes in your major and even be in the classroom during your  first year, an opportunity not found in many education programs. Experiences include a diverse range of settings across multiple grade levels, school and community settings, and in urban, suburban, and rural schools.
  • Imagine the World Differently: Consistently ranked one of the top international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse offers more than 100 programs in 60 countries. School of Education students have opportunities to study for a semester at one of Syracuse’s centers or partner programs, or participate in a School of Education short-term signature program for 1-6 weeks. School of Education students can receive funding for study abroad.
  • Prepared for Anything: Our faculty are experts in their fields who produce groundbreaking research, collaborate across campus and throughout the educational community, and mentor students for success. And specialized certification and career services support includes one-on-one personalized job-exploration assistance for academic and professional fields.
  • Forever Orange: Continue your graduate studies at the School of Education with significant scholarships for master’s degrees and certificates of advanced study! We have over 40 graduate programs to choose from, many of which can be completed in one additional year.
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