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Welcome to the Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education (ECCE). We have a new "Minor to Masters"programs that leads to NYS certifications in Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) Early Childhood with a Bilingual Extension, Childhood (Grades 1-6) , and Childhood with a Bilingual Extension. We invite you to come to discuss your interest in children and their education and to consider your study with us.  

ECCE Undergraduate Early Childhood Minor (Birth to Grades 2)

Program Coordinator, Frances Rofrano

Frances Rofrano

ECCE Undergraduate Childhood Minor (Grades 1- 6)

Program Coordinator, Nancy Dubetz

Nancy Dubetz

About the LUTE Conceptual Framework and Our ECCE Values:

The Lehman Urban Teacher Education (L.U.T.E.) Conceptual Framework guides our teacher education programs. It was developed by faculty to provide a philosophical base for the faculty's work as teacher educators. It delineates what is valued by the Department as well as how teaching practices within the Department reflect those values. The Department's mission is to prepare competent, qualified, ethical, and reflective professionals for service to diverse communities. Within CUNY's tradition of access and excellence and Lehman's mission of service to the urban community, it is expected that teachers who study in these programs will bring respect for knowledge, diversity, caring, and justice to their work with children, families, colleagues, and local organizations that comprise the Lehman community.