Without your generous support, The School of Education could not continue to graduate individuals who believe in the competence of students, achieve individual career success, and positively influence others toward graduation. Only 80% of the cost of a Syracuse University education is covered by tuition and fees. Your support directly creates opportunities for students. All gifts are welcome and appreciated.

You may be giving to honor a family member who supported you, or a faculty member who believed in you. You may be giving because you are grateful for the success you have achieved and wish to pave the way for others. Thank you, no matter the reason for giving, as at the heart of each gift is the desire to make a difference — to provide the SU community with the means to change lives, communities, and the world for the better.

The School of Education’s strengths include our high-quality faculty, academic programs, students, and strong supporting units. The School of Education has been ranked a top 15 for private schools of education for the last 8 years by U.S. News and World Report. Our Inclusive and Special Education, Exercise Science, and Counseling programs are all highly ranked in their respective fields, and all of our programs are widely regarded by our peer institutions, alumni, and employers.

Our advancement goals through 2023 are reflective of Syracuse University’s Fast Forward Academic Strategic Plan and the Syracuse University School of Education’s Strategic Plan. You can also contact us to learn more about Planned Giving and Employer Matching Gifts.

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You can also mail checks, optionally indicating a use or fund for your gift in the memo field, to:

School of Education
Office of Advancement
250 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

The Dean’s Fund for Education

Annual dollars provided through The Dean’s Fund for Education Syracuse are flexible and immediately available, enabling Dean Joanna Masingila and the leadership of the School of Education to direct those dollars wherever they are most urgently needed. These funds are often used to support meaningful field experiences for students, by supporting immersive student teaching placements or helping students attend conferences and present their research.

Kara Rickford (Health and Exercise Science ’17) attended the Annual Medical Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia with transportation assistance from The Dean’s Fund for Education.

I can’t thank the School of Education enough for funding my transportation to this conference. I was able to attend workshops on networking and presentation skills, and speak to students and admissions officers at pre-medical recruitment fairs each afternoon. One of my favorite parts was touring Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory School of Medicine, and learning more about medical school and the application process.

As a member of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, I met with other chapters to plan future activities physician shadowing, community service, and other events. It was great to finally meet these leaders in-person!

I also participated in an inspiring discussion led by the physicians featured in the film Against All Odds: Women in Medicine. It was great hearing more about the history and importance behind women’s involvement in medicine, and the journey each of these physicians took to achieve their goal of becoming a physician in a male-dominated field.

I had an amazing weekend and I wouldn’t have been able to attend this conference without it. Thank you!

The Dean’s Fund also provides for the gap in need for Syracuse Say Yes to Education Scholars who qualify to participate in Bridge. The Bridge to the City Program, which, since 2003, has provided SU teacher candidates with a guided student teaching experience in a challenging urban environment, while connecting New York City schools to the School of Education’s faculty, resources, and graduates. This has been a unique opportunity for students to sharpen their skills and broaden their perspectives on cultures, families, and professional practices.

Scholarships through Invest Syracuse

The Invest Syracuse scholarship fundraising initiative aligns with the School of Education’s great hope to provide strong incentives to and support for students entering into education. Labor projections indicate that graduates will have teaching positions available to them, but the cost of studying education can be daunting for those ready and dedicated to the field. We continue to work on recruiting and retaining faculty and students of color, and take seriously the local and national educational imperative of diversifying the teaching and higher education force. An asset of the School of Education is its diverse community, so we are positioned well to be successful in our efforts.

Other Opportunities

Friends and alumni who would like to support specific projects, programs, departments, research, or populations can contact us to discuss existing funds, or opportunities to create new funding sources. You can also contact us to discuss more giving methods or if you have any questions.

Heather Allison Waters, Assistant Dean for Advancement|315.443.7773
Heather Allison Waters