SUNY Cortland

Introduction

Momentum Defines SUNY Cortland

You can’t miss the momentum that’s everywhere on the SUNY Cortland campus, whether it's through our active student body involved in research projects, clubs and organizations or the energy and spirit of the crowds who cheer on our Red Dragon athletic teams.

You will love collaborating with your faculty on everything from scholarly pursuits to community service activities.

Our devoted alumni participate in programs designed to connect them with current students and return to campus for reunions, athletic events or to be honored by the College.

The momentum is in the air. You can feel it!

Uniquely SUNY Cortland

The inspiration to be a champion in every aspect of life — that’s the value of the experiences and education at SUNY Cortland. It’s what makes us unique as a college; it’s what contributes to our success in the classroom, on the field and in the wide range of careers our students choose.

Our Mission

SUNY Cortland is an academic community dedicated to diverse learning experiences. Students grow as engaged citizens with a strong social conscience fostered by outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service.

Our Vision

SUNY Cortland will be a college of opportunity, from which students graduate with the knowledge, integrity, skills, and compassion to excel as leaders, citizens, scholars, teachers, and champions of excellence. Prospective students and employees will choose the College in response to its nationally recognized academic programs, innovation and experiential learning, and the rich intellectual, social, and athletic life on the campus. SUNY Cortland will be a center for intellectual, cultural, and economic growth, distinguished by successful partnerships with organizations, schools, agencies, and businesses throughout the region, the nation, and the world.

Quality of Student Life

You can make plenty of friends and engage in activities, including clubs, organizations and sports from intercollegiate athletics teams to intramurals or recreation. Our active and fulfilling student life supports and encourages well-being.

Hands-On Learning

Opportunities to apply classroom knowledge while exploring career choices exists in every major. Internships, co-ops, volunteer options, student-teaching placements, field trips, study-abroad research collaborations more provide you with experiences that build professional skills.

Champions

Outstanding academic programs, award-winning athletics and high-impact learning opportunities create champions in the classroom, in athletic competitions, in serving the community and in preparing you for a profession and rewarding life.

Athletic Excellence

Success for our 25 Red Dragon intercollegiate athletic teams shows up in multiple national team championships and nearly 100 individual national titles — at least one each year since 1986. Our winning momentum continues!

Teacher Education

We offer the largest nationally accredited program on the East Coast, where you'll benefit from extensive teacher observation and early field experiences. Our teacher education program prides itself on a 99 percent pass rate for assessment tests, as well as options for certification in nearly every subject area imaginable.

Sustainability

From composting to solar panels to geothermal energy, SUNY Cortland is committed to reducing energy use. Find out why the CEO of New York Power Authority called SUNY Cortland's commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency, "Nothing short of extraordinary."

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Master in International Sports Management (M.S.)

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Cortland

This program is designed for students interested in working in international sport, either outside of the United States or with international sport organizations within in the United States, and who are interested in taking classes on campus in a traditional classroom setting. [+]

Kick-start your career in the international sporting arena! This program is designed for students interested in working in international sport, either outside of the United States or with international sport organizations within in the United States, and who are interested in taking classes on campus in a traditional classroom setting. You're already excited about everything to do with sports. Now you're ready to step up your game on a global scale — so it just makes sense to pursue an M.S. in International Sport Management at SUNY Cortland. In this 30-credit-hour program, you will balance theory and practice as you gain a solid understanding of the international sport management environment. You will complete 12-24 class credit hours on the SUNY Cortland campus and have opportunities to fulfill the remaining class credit hours in an international study abroad location such as Germany or Australia. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to pursue international internship opportunities. Students in our International Sport Management program have previously interned with the following sport organizations: the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, IMG Licensing in Cologne, Perth Heat Baseball in Australia, the United States Olympic Committee, USA Rugby, NBC Sports, and the International Tennis Federation, among many others. Graduates of the International Sport Management program work in a diverse array of sport organizations throughout the world, including: the International Paralympic Committee, USA Judo, Octagon Inc., Athletic Ireland, and Taiwan Triathlon, among others. Additionally, several of our graduates have gone on to Ph.D. programs at schools such as Florida State University and the University of Louisville. Why Study at SUNY Cortland? How many students are in the program? There are between 75 and 100 graduate students across all the programs at any one time. Approximately 15-20 are in the ISPM program specifically. See the Student Center [-]

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Master of Science in Education - Second Language Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cortland

Second language education allows you to build on the solid foundation of your bachelor's degree in a foreign language, English, linguistics, anthropology or sociology, education, speech or a related area. You also can expand your global awareness and enhance your professional credentials when you enroll in the M.S.Ed. in second language education: non-certification program at SUNY Cortland. [+]

Overview Second language education allows you to build on the solid foundation of your bachelor's degree in a foreign language, English, linguistics, anthropology or sociology, education, speech or a related area. You also can expand your global awareness and enhance your professional credentials when you enroll in the M.S.Ed. in second language education: non-certification program at SUNY Cortland. Program Highlights With the guidance of our expert faculty in modern languages, you will study methods of second language teaching, integration of technology in the classroom, theory and research in second language acquisition, and linguistics. The English as a Second Language (ESL) non-certification program immerses you in developing practical techniques, methods and materials for teaching ESL. You also will study English grammar in the context of TESOL, investigate adolescent language development and explore bilingual and multicultural education. In addition, you may choose program-related electives such as literacy and reading in middle and secondary schools or teaching special education learners in general education classrooms. This concentration area leading to certification requires you to complete 50 hours of field observation as part of your course work. An additional student teaching experience is not required for the non-certification program. Culminating Experience A comprehensive examination completes your program. Career Potential With the non-certification M.S.Ed. in second language education from SUNY Cortland, you are prepared to teach English as a second language abroad in many settings or at a tertiary institution. You also may enjoy teaching English in adult education programs or to new immigrants and in citizenship programs within local community centers, colleges and universities across the United States. Graduate Admissions Evaluation Policy At the State University of New York College at Cortland, we seek a diverse and academically strong student body. Our admission policy and practice will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or marital status. Required Materials Completed online Graduate School Application Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended to be forwarded directly to SUNY Cortland Graduate Admission Office Note: Candidates for admission must present evidence of bachelor's degree conferral prior to the start of their academic program. New York State mandates that all SUNY teacher preparation programs adopt college entrance assessments for admissions consideration. Effective August 31, 2015 - anyone submitting an application for admission is required to submit scores for either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Admissions Criteria Minimum admissions criteria include: An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale). Recommendation of an undergraduate degree/major in one of the following areas: a foreign language English linguistics anthropology/sociology education speech or a related area. Language Requirement As a candidate for the M.S.Ed. in Second Language Education: English as Second Language (Non-certification), you must demonstrate competency in a foreign language by completing college-level study or the equivalent of a language other than English to the fourth-semester level (intermediate II, 202). Program Requirements Program-related elective (3 cr. hr.) Choose one course from the following: ICC 529 - Special Topics in International Communications and Culture (1-4 cr. hr.) ICC 627 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Context (3 cr. hr.) LIT 549 - Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School (3 cr. hr.) FSA 510 - Teaching the Special Education Learner in the General Education Classroom (3 cr. hr.) Other elective choices must be approved by the department. A. Core Courses: 15 credit hours EDU 637 - Seminar in Methods of Second Language Teaching (3 cr. hr.) EDU 671 - Issues in Foundations of Education (3 cr. hr.) ICC 523 - Integrating Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.) ICC 621 - Linguistics for Second Language Educators (3 cr. hr.) ICC 623 - Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Research (3 cr. hr.) B. Specialized Courses – English as a Second Language: 15 credit hours AED 661 - Language Development in Adolescence for Non-Literature Majors (3 cr. hr.) or ENG 601 - History of the English Language (3 cr. hr.) or ICC 521 - Grammar for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 cr. hr.) ICC 620 - Materials and Techniques for Teachers of English as a Second Language Through Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Content Areas (3 cr. hr.) (25 hours of field experience) ICC 622 - Theory and Practice of Bilingual/Multicultural Education (3 cr. hr.) ICC 624 - Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 cr. hr.) (25 hours of field experience) C. Additional Requirements ICC 685 - Comprehensive Examination (1 cr. hr.) ICC 697 - Extension of Graduate Culminating Activity (1 cr. hr.) Students who do not successfully complete ICC 685 will have to register for ICC 697 in subsequent semesters. Why Study at SUNY Cortland? See the Student Center [-]

Master of Science in Exercise Science (M.S.)

Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2017 USA Cortland

If you have a passion for exercise and fitness or sport and athletic performance, the Master of Science in Exercise Science degree program may be for you. This degree program can prepare you for a wide diversity of careers depending on your interests and background. [+]

Learn to Use the Science Behind Exercise and Sport If you have a passion for exercise and fitness or sport and athletic performance, the Master of Science in Exercise Science degree program may be for you. This degree program can prepare you for a wide diversity of careers depending on your interests and background. The following are some examples of positions held by graduates of the program: Strength and Conditioning Coach Fitness Director Personal Trainer Exercise Scientist Wellness Specialist Yoga Studio Owner and Instructor Physical Education Teacher Athletic Trainer College Instructor Collegiate Track and Field/Cross Country Coach Graduates of this degree program have worked at a variety of organizations and institutions including the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Triathlon, the Gatorade Institute, the New York Knicks, the University of Pennsylvania, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, George Mason University, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY Plattsburgh, among others. Graduates of the program have also gone on to medical school, doctoral study in exercise science, a certificate program in orthotics/prosthetics, or study in other health related fields. Program Highlights The graduate program in Exercise Science provides core coursework in the physiology and biomechanics of human movement, motor behavior, and psychology of sport or exercise. You will develop an understanding of the body’s ability to build strength and endurance, maintain fitness, and acquire skill. You’ll also learn how the mind influences these processes. You’ll graduate with the ability to understand and conduct exercise science research. This degree program requires a combined 30 credit hours of course work and a thesis or comprehensive exam. Students generally complete the degree in three to four semesters. Course work. Most of the courses in this program are offered in the evening, allowing students to continue to work full-time while completing this degree. Your course work will include the following required courses: Advanced Biomechanics Advanced Motor Behavior Advanced Exercise Physiology Behavior in Sport - OR - Advanced Exercise Psychology Advanced Exercise Physiology Research in Physical Education Advanced Statistical Applications in Exercise Science Seminar in Exercise Science Thesis or comprehensive exam. You have the option of completing a thesis for 6 credit hours, or taking a comprehensive examination for 1 credit hour. If you choose the exam, you will need to complete 9 credit hours of elective course work to meet the 30 credit hour requirement; if you choose to write a thesis, you will need 4 credit hours of elective course work to complete the degree. Required Application Materials Completed online Graduate School Application A bachelor’s degree in any subject. Forward official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended directly to the SUNY Cortland Graduate Admissions Office Two letters of recommendation Official score report for the GRE general test A statement describing your professional and educational goals in 250 words or less Admissions Criteria Preference will be given to candidates with the following: An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale A score of 300 or greater on the combined verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning parts of the GRE general test with a minimum score of 143 on each part Exceptional applicants who do not meet all of the above requirements will be considered on an individual basis. Qualified applicants without strong preparation in the basic sciences and human movement science may be required to complete specific undergraduate course work within one year of their matriculation. The undergraduate courses that may be required include: anatomy and physiology I &II, motor behavior, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and statistics. Why Study at SUNY Cortland? See the Student Center [-]

Sustainable Energy Systems - Master of Science (M.S) Program

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cortland

Climate change is the central environmental challenge of our time. To address this challenge we must use energy more efficiently and maximize our use of renewable energy. [+]

Climate change is the central environmental challenge of our time. To address this challenge we must use energy more efficiently and maximize our use of renewable energy. Making this transformation requires a deep knowledge of the science of sustainable energy as well as a firm grounding in the business and communication skills needed to translate technical knowledge into real world solutions. Graduates of the Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Sustainable Energy Systems will be empowered to help make this transformation and help grow the green economy of New York. Why Study at SUNY Cortland? Program Highlights Through advanced study in the physics of sustainable energy systems, you’ll explore engineering mechanics, energy and sustainability, fundamentals of thermodynamics and the thermodynamics of building design and technology. You’ll also investigate the physics of renewable energy technology, as well as power electronics and circuit elements and devices. Key business topics include accounting, marketing, management and professional writing. Admissions Criteria Applicants are generally required to have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. However, circumstances including, but not limited to, endeavors following completion of a bachelor's degree and performance in the last two years of a bachelor's degree program will be considered in reviewing applications from students with lower grade point averages. Students who feel they are qualified in spite of an undergraduate grade point average below a 2.5 are encouraged to contact the department before applying for admission. Applicants are expected to have a sufficient background in physics and calculus prior to applying. Exceptional applicants who do not meet all of the admission requirements may be considered on an individual basis. If admitted, these students may be required to complete additional requirements for the degree beyond those stated above. These additional requirements will be determined by the graduate coordinator of the degree program and may include specific courses, limited in number, based on the student's prior academic background in physics and mathematics. Career Potential The PSM in Sustainable Energy Systems will prepare graduates to contribute first hand to the creation, development, and expansion of local businesses or non-profits focused on renewable energy, building performance, and sustainable engineering as well as for jobs in government agencies promoting the expansion of sustainable energy. The program’s mixture of courses focusing on fundamental and applied science as well as those focusing on the professional skills needed to tackle the practical, real-world problems encountered in the fast growing and critically important fields of sustainable energy will make graduates highly desirable to regional businesses and organizations and will empower them to help promote the development of high-paying Green Collar jobs throughout Central New York. Typical career paths that the PSM in Sustainable Energy Systems will empower students to pursue include: Designer of renewable energy systems such as solar photovoltatic, solar thermal, and geothermal heat pumps at the residential and light commercial scale. Building performance specialist focusing on the movement of heat through the built environment at the residential or commercial scale. Renewable energy specialist within a larger sustainable engineering firm Technical expert for non-profit organizations working to promote the development and expansion of renewable and sustainable energy systems. Technical expert for government agencies over seeing local, state, or federal efforts to incentivize and promote the adoption of renewable energy or energy efficiency technologies at the residential and commercial scales. See the Student Center [-]

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