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 >>

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 >>

Consider a Career as a STEM Teacher!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, Music Building. Details >>

100kin10 is a national movement that is designed to fuel the next generation of innovators and problem solvers by providing America’s classrooms with 100,000 STEM teachers in 10 years. Please join us in answering the nation’s call by considering a career as a STEM teacher.  You are invited to interact with a  panel of extraordinary STEM teachers across New York State and learn more about their journey into the profession, the need for more STEM teachers, and the pathway to becoming certified to teach in New York State.
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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.

Faculty Spotlight – Excellence in Research


WesleyPittsWesley Pitts (Middle and High School Education) 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.

Read about Music Professor Penny Prince on The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) website!


PennyPrinceFrom, 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.  She writes original songs for the annual musical at the college.  At January’s end, she was holding auditions for her newest production, “When I Get To Where I’m Going. “ Students, faculty, alumni and community members were all welcome to audition.” Read full article >>


School of Education Student from Poster to Profession!


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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. She spoke highly about the Common Core curriculum resources available on the EngageNY website and reflected on the “assessment” section of her edTPA requirements and how they impacted her teaching and student learning. Kudos to Krystal!

As teachers across NYC begin to get ready for incoming students in September, the School of Education wishes Krystal and all our alumni a successful academic year — one filled with learning, growth and mastery.