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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.