Dynamic, Inspirational and Forward-Thinking

Educators shape lives. Le Moyne shapes educators. With classes led by outstanding, experienced educators, an abundance of opportunities to gain hands-on experience in urban, rural and suburban classrooms, and a deep commitment to the Jesuit ideal of service, Le Moyne’s program in education is widely recognized as one of the best in the Northeast. Educators trained at Le Moyne are known for their tremendous skill and professionalism, of course. But more importantly, they are widely recognized for their desire to serve their schools and, by extension, their communities. They put thought and care not just into what they are doing, but why, and that distinction makes them among the most sought-after educators, locally and nationally.

Undergraduate Education Courses and Requirements

The Department of Education collaborates with several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences to prepare teachers who will address the needs of all children. Le Moyne teacher candidates address state learning standards through effective pedagogy and also attend to the social and political demands of public and private education in the world. The department administers New York state approved certification programs.

Le Moyne students interested in becoming a New York state certified teacher must select a major from the numerous Le Moyne disciplines complementary to the area of teacher certification. The major requirements are coordinated with the rigorous teacher preparation program. There are a number of state approved programs for initial certification offered.

If you would like to learn more about courses, requirements, and opportunities for Undergraduate Education, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
1. Our candidates demonstrate a deep understanding of, and enduring inquisitiveness about, the critical concepts and principles of knowledge claims in subject matter disciplines and the field of education.
2. Our candidates engage in purposeful professional learning. They use evidence and adapt their expertise to continually evaluate their pedagogical and specialized practices and the effects of their choices/actions on others.
3. Our candidates model care for the whole person through empathy, compassion and respectful interaction for all and work towards social transformation in the Jesuit tradition.

Get in Touch

Contact the Department Chair:

Dr. Stephen Fleury


(315) 445-4376


Contact the Department:

Reilly Hall, Room 101
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4376


The Art of Teaching

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein