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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!

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:

CUNY Graduate Education Fair at Lehman College!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
With a commitment to teaching and learning, our campuses prepare a culturally diverse pool of students to be effective educators in a variety of settings. Come to this fair to learn more about CUNY's program options in education, including Special Education, Early Childhood, Childhood, TESOL/Bilingual, Science and Math Education, Ed Leadership, and much more. Graduate Education programs experts from Lehman College, Baruch College, Brooklyn College, the City College of New York, the College of Staten Island, Queens College, and Hunter College will be available to answer all of your questions. Financial aid experts and career advisors will also be available. Details/Flyer >> Registration >>

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
22-Oct-14 Ed Leadership 6:30pm -7:30pm CA-75/76
27-Oct-14 Graduate Childhood 4:00pm - 5:30pm CA-75/76
28-Oct-14 Math Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76
29-Oct-14 Literacy 4:00pm - 5:30pm CA-75/76
5-Nov-14 Counselor Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76
11-Nov-14 CUNY Graduate Education Fair 2:00pm - 6:00pm Faculty Dining Room and East Dining Room
17-Nov-14 Early Childhood Graduate Program 4:00pm - 5:30pm CA-75/76
3-Dec-14 Counselor Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm 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: Oct 23, 2014

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