School of Education

Educational Leadership Professor Rivera-McCutchen Targets High Stakes Testing and Common Core Impact on PK-12

Sponsored by the Network for Public Eduction, "Public Education Nation"event on October 11th featured several panels including one on Testing and Common Core. NYS Principal of the Year Carol Burris lead a discussion with educators Dr. Rosa L. Rivera-McCutchen, Takeima Bunche-Smith, and Dr. Alan Aja on the impact of high-stakes testing and the Common Core on PK-12.

Dr. Rivera-McCutchen's talk (Video timestamp 16:45) drew from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham City Jail to provide a framework for moral leadership in examining power and privilege in resisting high-stakes tests and the Common Core.

Finding Her Way as a New Pre-K Teacher

Listen to the WNYC interview or read the article by Robin Shulman. This is the next chapter in a series about CUNY Lehman College's new pre-kindergarten teacher training program! From Friday, October 3, 2014

Teacher Ruby Miree takes her pre-k class on a walk (Robin Shulman/WNYC)

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 >>

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.

Interested in Becoming a Science Teacher?

Science Information Session: Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Carman Hall, Multimedia Center B75/76. Details >>
Undergraduate Science Students Invited to Attend!
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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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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 >>

Education /Admissions Open House Information Sessions

Date Program Time Room
29-Sep-14 Science 5:30pm-7:00pm CA-75/76
8-Oct-14 English Education 5:00pm - 6:30pm  CA-75/76
15-Oct-14 TESOL/Bilingual Extension 5:00pm - 6:00pm  CA-75/76
21-Oct-14 STEM Teacher Recruitment Opportunity 4:00pm -5:30 pm Faculty Dining Room
22-Oct-14 Ed Leadership 6:30pm -7:30pm CA-75/76
27-Oct-14 Graduate Childhood 4:00pm - 5:30pm CA-75/76
28-Oct-14 Math Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76
29-Oct-14 Literacy 4:00pm - 5:30pm CA-75/76
5-Nov-14 Counselor Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76
11-Nov-14 CUNY Graduate Education Fair 2:00pm - 6:00pm Faculty Dining Room and East Dining Room
17-Nov-14 Early Childhood Graduate Program 4:00pm - 5:30pm CA-75/76
3-Dec-14 Counselor Education 4:30pm - 6:00pm CA-75/76

Basic Training for Pre-K Teachers!

Listen to the WNYC interview or read the article by Robin Shulman about CUNY Lehman College's new pre-kindergarten teacher training program! From Thursday, August 14, 2014

As a project in her CUNY program, Tahese Warley made a diorama showing a pre-k classroom layout. (Robin Shulman/WNYC)

School of Education Student from Poster to Profession!

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.

"Rising Scholars" highlighted in the LUTE Update Issue!

Dean Fayne introduces us to six assistant professors who are "doing very exciting research and publishing their findings. While topics and methods may vary, one thread runs through their collective work: LUTE Theme II- Educate for Equity. Their research reminds us that we should be mindful of inequities and advocate for social justice. We also must look for evidence-based practices that will help to close opportunity and achievement gaps."

Spotlight Profile

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

From, 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



Lehman Summer

NEW! Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention Training Spring 2014

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies has scheduled a DASA training for Sunday, February 9 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Registration is now open! Call 718-960-8512 or visit Carman Hall, Room 128 to register in person. There will be another training on Saturday, June 7 (9:30-4pm).

Information flyer about DASA training and other teacher preparation workshops [PDF]

Current Mathematics and/or Science Majors Interested in Becoming a STEM Teacher!

Lehman undergraduate mathematics and science Freshman or Sophomore students interested in teaching those content areas in middle school can apply for the Noyce Scholars Program! If accepted, the program will offer three-year scholarship to complete a combined undergraduate and graduate degree, a laptop, paid internships and much more. Details


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