Education - Career Pathways


What is Education?

Fredonia’s College of Education offers a variety of educator preparation programs. Through sound pedagogical theory, multiple field experiences, and content-specific learning, students are prepared to reach their full potential as future educators who can change the world!

Academic Programs

Certificate of Advanced Study in:

NOTE: Adolescence Education Programs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, French, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, and Spanish are housed in each content area’s department. The School of Music offers a P-12 Music Education program. Graduate programs are also available in Science, Math, English, Music, and Speech-Language Pathology.


What Can I Do with an Education Degree?

All of Fredonia’s Education Programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Upon graduation, undergraduate students are prepared for initial teacher certification in New York State. All senior teacher candidates can attend Buffalo Area Teacher Recruitment days, helping many students find teaching jobs across grade levels and content areas. Students may also pursue careers in school administration, higher education, school counseling, librarianship, and youth services.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Assistant Principal
Career Services Counselor
Children’s Librarian
Curriculum Designer
Daycare Center Director
Dean of Students
Elementary School Teacher
Guidance Counselor
High School Teacher
Instructional Coordinator
Learning Center Director
Literacy Coach
Middle School Teacher
Private Tutor
Reading Specialist
Resident Director
Special Education Teacher
Teacher’s Aid
TESOL Instructor
Textbook Author
Youth Ministry Director

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

All Education majors gain first-hand teaching experience through multiple field placements including student teaching. In addition, students may pursue local or international internships to strengthen and diversify their abilities. Education majors have completed internships co-teaching leadership classes on campus, focusing on environmental education in Buffalo, and working with a children’s outreach team in Quito, Ecuador!

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers. You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join clubs such as the Teacher Education Club, Early Childhood Education Club, and Voices of Autism.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations

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What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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Office Hours
Academic Year: M-F
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 - 5:00 pm

Summer: M-F
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Career Development Office

Gregory Hall, 2nd floor
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3327
(716) 673-3593 fax