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School of Education Supports Student Leaders!

The School of Education Team “Cool Cats/Hats” participated for the second year in the Turkey Trot annual fundraiser and this year brought home (to the office) two coveted awards! The Office of Community Engagement and Student Programs once again organized a “Turkey Trot” to benefit Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved For Everyone). All proceeds provide students with travel scholarships to help communities in need in Florida, Dominican Republic, Honduras, India and Nicaragua.

The School of Education won both the “Greatest Fundraiser” award and the “First Place Team” spirit award (with a gold turkey on top). And thanks to donations from Buildings and Grounds, we also won two frozen turkeys, which were immediately donated to the POTS community dining room. More >>

Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Classrooms
Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Website overview

Student Spotlight!

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 4.13.09 PM Lehman Alumna Provides a Model Site for UPK Initiative
Jessica Anderson graduated from the Lehman College Early Childhood Education Program in May 2009 and is owner, director, and head teacher at Kiderific Nursery School. In 2010, Kiderific obtained a contract with the City of New York to provide Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) classes and in 2014 expanded to provide a full day UPK program. More >>

Finding Her Way as a New Pre-K Teacher
Listen to the WNYC interview or read the article by Robin Shulman. This is the next chapter in a series about CUNY Lehman College's new pre-kindergarten teacher training program! From Friday, October 3, 2014: Teacher Ruby Miree takes her pre-k class on a walk (Robin Shulman/WNYC)

Basic Training for Pre-K Teachers!
Listen to the WNYC interview or read the article by Robin Shulman about CUNY Lehman College's new pre-kindergarten teacher training program! From Thursday, August 14, 2014: As a project in her CUNY program, Tahese Warley made a diorama showing a pre-k classroom layout. (Robin Shulman/WNYC)

School of Education Student from Poster to Profession!
After a full year of teaching 4th grade, School of Education Alumna Krystal Mejia returned to Lehman College to pick up her 2013 undergraduate diploma and finally saw a poster of her edTPA video work decorating the walls of Carman Hall! Admitttedly picking up her diploma a little later than planned, Krystal recalled her first year of teaching as both rewarding and challenging. More >>

Meet Our Graduate Students in Education (Video)

Faculty Spotlight!

Dr. Janet Kremenitzer, Assistant Professor of Childhood Education’s new article, An Emotional Intelligence/Aesthetic Education Using The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, is based on a four-year (ongoing) case study of the collaboration that was formed with the Anne Frank Center USA, Public School 43X in the Bronx, New York, and Lehman College of the City University of New York. The innovative program that has been developed includes multi-year, ongoing professional development for the teachers and a 10-week emotional intelligence-aesthetic education unit for the students. More >>

Urban Education Fall Lecture Series

Gillian Bayne, is an Associate Professor of Science Education and a program coordinator in the Middle and High School Education Department at CUNY’s Lehman College. With over ten years of science teaching experience in both New York City public and private high schools, Gillian combines her expertise and commitment to excellence with innovative teaching philosophies and practices in order to create greater possibilities for students and teachers as they engage in the complexities of science education.  Grounding her work primarily in cultural sociology, the sociology of emotions and face-to-face interactions, Gillian’s research is interpretive and multi-method.  She uses cogenerative dialogues and coteaching as central practices in her research, employing qualitative and quantitative measures to investigate micro, meso and macro structures in relation to urban science teaching and learning at the secondary and higher education levels.

Educational Leadership Professor Rivera-McCutchen Targets High Stakes Testing and Common Core Impact on PK-12
Sponsored by the Network for Public Eduction, "Public Education Nation"event on October 11th featured several panels including one on Testing and Common Core. NYS Principal of the Year Carol Burris lead a discussion with educators Dr. Rosa L. Rivera-McCutchen and others on the impact of high-stakes testing and the Common Core on PK-12. More >>
Music Professor Penny Prince on NYS United Teachers Website!
From, It's What We Do: Teaching more than music through music: "When pianist Penny Prince starting teaching music at Public School 37 years ago, she wrote original music for up to nine shows a year, for which her students wrote the scripts. [Now, she is] teaching music at Lehman College, where she started as a lecturer and is now an assistant professor.  More >>
Professor Wesley Pitts works to build capacity so that urban science education can flourish where there are mutual interfaces. His research combines frameworks from cultural sociology with critical ethnography, cogenerative dialogue, coteaching, and prosodic analysis technology to investigate teaching and learning in the urban landscape. A complementary avenue of his research investigates the use of electronic portfolios as high-stakes exit projects in science teacher education programs. WesleyPitts

Prospective Students:

Current Mathematics and/or Science Majors Interested in Becoming a STEM Teacher! NEW!

Lehman undergraduate mathematics and science Freshman or Sophomore students interested in teaching those content areas in middle school can apply for the Noyce Scholars Program! If accepted, the program will offer three-year scholarship to complete a combined undergraduate and graduate degree, a laptop, paid internships and much more. Details

Education /Admissions Open House Information Sessions 2014-2015:

Date Program Time Room
December 3, 2014 Counselor Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76
December 11, 2014 Foreign Language Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76
February 4, 2015 Counselor Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76
February 11, 2015 Special Education 5:30pm - 7:00pm CA-75/76
February 24, 2015 Math Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76
March 3, 2015 Early Childhood Graduate Ed 4:00pm - 5:30pm CA-75/76
March 4, 2015 Counselor Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76
March 18, 2015 Foreign Language Education 5:00pm - 6:30pm CA-75/76
March 23, 2015 Literacy 4:00pm - 5:30pm CA-75/76

In the News!

Chancellor Fariña's Remarks on Vision for NYC Schools

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Chancellor Fariña shared her vision for NYC schools. She states, "We are looking beyond test scores and focusing on making sure that each school has what it needs for sustained and continuous growth. And we have developed a framework that mirrors the essential elements we see in schools that continually improve." Read the full speech >>

NYSTCE Updates on Content Specialty Tests &Preparation Guides

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) announced that the preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are now available on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination website. For more information visit our Content Specialty Tests page.

Last modified: Nov 25, 2014

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