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Lehman College


Lehman Urban Transformative Education (LUTE) represents the School of Education’s vision for educators and leaders who are, or who will be, responsible for stimulating and supporting the development of knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions that enrich individuals and, in turn, communities where they live and work. Our vision is rooted in, and extends, from the missions of both The City University of New York and Lehman College. We seek to facilitate individuals’ access to postsecondary education and occupational opportunities. We also seek to increase personal and social competencies for every PreK-18 student. In all of our work, we strive to close achievement, opportunity, and attainment gaps.

To accomplish our aims and honor our values, the School of Education draws upon a broad set of resources, including theoretical and applied discourse. By taking advantage of currents in thought and practice—past and present—LUTE enables us to instill in people orientations that accentuate highly-principled leadership, critical thinking, thoughtful and considered social action, multicultural and bilingual skills, data-driven equity assessment, and responsible use of technology. We assess educational policies and practices often, and, when necessary, we transform them and the contexts where we work, in collaboration with students, teachers, school counselors, school building and school district leaders, families, and community partners.

The Lehman College School of Education nurtures caring, globally-aware and socially-just teachers, school counselors, and educational leaders through generative, constructivist, and research-driven departmental course and degree offerings. We promote, in collaboration with our partners, innovative practices that affirm diversity, creativity and imagination, integrity, and empowerment. Prospective graduates of our programs and alumni are technologically-proficient, rich in social/cultural capital, and capable of teaming with children, youth, families, schools, and communities in pursuit of equitable educational outcomes.
To implement our aims, we work collectively within our four working theme areas to:

  • Empower Learners (Theme I)
  • Educate for Equity (Theme II)
  • Realize Potential (Theme III)
  • Affirm Diversity (Theme IV)