Stony Brook University may have achieved its world-class reputation as a research
institution, but we got our start as a teacher's college. And we remain deeply committed
to serving the needs of K12 communities.
The School of Professional Development (SPD) oversees teacher and leader certification at the University, serving as the
administrative home of the Distributed Teacher and Leader Education (D-TALE) programs and the academic home of our Master of Arts in Teaching and Educational
Leadership programs. From undergraduate teacher preparation, to certification extension courses and post-graduate
school district leader certification, Stony Brook offers programs for teachers at
every stage of their careers.