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About the С

The С is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States.

Our mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Our vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.

Main Branches

The State Education Department has the following main branches, each under the direction of the Commissioner of Education:

The Office of P-12 Education oversees pre-K through 12th grade programs. The Office of P-12 Education has diverse responsibilities carried out by the .

This division oversees colleges, universities and proprietary schools; is responsible for the certification of teachers and other school professionals; and oversees programs to improve teacher preparation and recruitment.

OCE includes the , the , the , and the. These institutions are responsible for increasing the knowledge and information resources of State and local government, businesses, and individuals. The Office supports research, operates programs, and develops collections that serve the long-term interests of the institutions and residents of New York and support arts education for high-school students.

PIMS includes the offices of Information Technology, Facilities and Business Services, State Review Office and External Audits.

CFO includes the offices ofHuman Resources, Fiscal Services, Budget Coordination, Education Finance, Internal Audit and Internal Controls.

Since 1891, the Board of Regents and the С have overseen the preparation, licensure, and practice of the professions. Currently, the Office regulates forty-eight professions defined in Title VIII of the Education Law.

The Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) focuses on the education and employment needs of New York State's adults: (including Independent Living Administration), , , and .

Organization Chart

A high-level organization chart provides an overview of the relationship among these offices.