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