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With more than 2,700 students, the School of Education is one of the largest such schools in New York. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood education/art education; childhood, bilingual, and special education; and secondary education as well as additional graduate programs in school psychology, counseling, and leadership. Through these programs, we prepare the next generation of teachers, administrators, counselors, and school psychologists to work with New York’s highly diverse student populations and to create socially just, intellectually vital, aesthetically rich, and compassionate communities that value equity and excellence, access, and rigor.
The School of Education prepares teachers, administrators, counselors, and school psychologists to serve, lead, and thrive in the schools and agencies of this city and beyond. Through collaborative action, teaching, and research, we develop our students’ capacities to create socially just, intellectually vital, aesthetically rich, and compassionate communities that value equity and excellence, access and rigor. We design our programs in cooperation with liberal arts and sciences faculties and in consultation with local schools in order to provide our students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, proficiencies, and understandings needed to work with New York City’s racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse populations. We believe that teaching is an art that incorporates critical self-reflection and openness to new ideas, practices, and technologies, and that focuses on the individual learner’s needs and promotes growth. Our collective work is shaped by scholarship and is animated by a commitment to educate our students to the highest standards of professional competence.
We are pleased to announce that the School of Education met all six National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards and was re-accredited until 2017. We are especially pleased that the School of Education met Standard Four: Diversity, at the Target level, the highest NCATE level of recognition. This achievement could not have been accomplished without the support and partnership of many, including our student body, our full- and part-time staff and faculty, our partnering schools and community-based organizations, and our colleagues in the arts and sciences departments with whom we collaborate in the preparation of teachers and other educational professionals. We encourage you to read the full Institutional Report (PDF) and our 2018 CAEP Annual Report (PDF).