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Welcome to the School of Education

The School of Education is comprised of more than twenty-five nationally recognized and/or New York State-approved teacher, counselor, and educational leader certification and advanced certificate programs. The mission is to facilitate the development of competent, caring, and qualified educators.

The School offers undergraduate and graduate programs, some offer both monolingual and bilingual options. These programs are committed to preparing pre-service and in-service teachers, educational leaders, and school counselors with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become proficient and caring educators and counselors.

Lehman College’s School of Education is actively engaged with over 200 schools based in the Bronx, lower Westchester, as well as the other boroughs of New York City. Each of these collaborations and partnerships represents the School of Education’s commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of students, teachers, school counselors, principals, families, and school communities. The school is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which officially became the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on July 1, 2013. We celebrated our candidates, our graduates and our programs during a poster showcase for the 2015 CAEP on-site visit! More >>

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Replacing No Child Left Behind, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) could change how New York State tests students, evaluates teachers and handles struggling schools. In December, 2015 "President Obama and the Congress struck a balance between maintaining high standards for our nation’s students and providing states with the flexibility to implement their own strategies." Chalkbeat New York's article introduces how NY might use the "new freedoms to craft education policy".  To learn more, Education Week's video explains the new federal K- 12 law. And on December 11, 2015 Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia comments on the signing of ESSA.

Watch the Video - The Every Student Succeeds Act: An ESSA Overview