The Education Department’s Mission is "to prepare change agents for classrooms, schools and communities who educate to liberate." The Department prepares students to become teachers at the early childhood and childhood levels. Furthermore, the Department accepts the special obligations that are attached to educating teachers who will work and live within a multicultural community and who will strive to promote the best education for all children.
The Education Department was one of the first departments to be created when the College opened its doors in 1971. The Department’s programs and policies ensure that its candidates demonstrate the academic and professional skills and competencies addressed in the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE) as well as the intellectual acumen and academic skills and proficiencies needed to meet Departmental Standards and related Professional Standards.
ACCREDIDATION: the Education Department received national accreditation, without conditions, from the National Council for Teacher Education (NCATE) in October 2006, and reaccredited again in April 2013.
EDUC 100 Parent/Teacher-Child Interaction
EDUC 103 School Community Relations
EDUC 200 History and Foundations of Bilingual General and Bilingual Special Education
EDUC 302 Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education
EDUC 307 Foundations of Educational Psychology
EDUC 308 Foundations of Educational Psychology: Middle Childhood
EDUC 381 Methods and Materials for Teaching Children with Reading Disabilities
EDUC 481 Clinical Practice Seminar I
EDUC 482 Clinical Practice Seminar II
EDUC 494 Content Specialty Test Seminar
EDUC 495 Content Specialty Test Students w/ Disabilities
EDUC 496 Critical Reading and Writing Seminar
EDUC 498 Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) Test Prep Seminar
EDUC 499 Educating All Students Test (EAS)
EDUC 501 Field Experience Practicum: Shadowing Professionals
EDUC 502 Field Experience Practicum: Classroom Observations
EDUC 503 Field Experience Practicum: Parents/Community as School Partners
EDUC 507 Field Experience Practicum: Curriculum Research and Design
EDUC 508 Field Experience Practicum: Assessment in Education
EDUC 509 Field Experience Practicum: Assessment in Education II