About the Seidel School
From Normal School to School of Education
The Seidel School of Education is grounded in a tradition of teacher preparation that began in 1925 as the Maryland State Normal School at Salisbury. Endowed in 1997, as the Seidel School of Education [and Professional Studies], SU was one of two universities across the nation to receive an endowment.
Teachers of the Year
As a mark of excellence, graduates of our programs are frequently nominated for – and some have won – Teacher of the Year accolades.
All undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs in the Seidel School of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Learn more about our accreditation, including data and reporting.
Professional Education Unit
SU’s Professional Education Unit is made up of the faculty and administrators from schools and departments who coordinate teacher education programs for both initial and advanced programs.
The Seidel School has several outreach organizations that respond to the educational, cultural and social needs of the local and regional community.
Seidel faculty are active members of the SU community through participation in various school committees.