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Teacher Education Programs

Teacher preparation at Lehman is based on a firm foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Students who plan to teach at the early childhood, childhood, or middle and secondary levels must major in one of the liberal arts, physical or social sciences, or mathematics. Prospective teachers also enroll in an appropriate education sequence in one of the following two departments:

The Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education prepares candidates for initial New York State certification to teach children at the early childhood (Birth-Grade 2) and childhood (Grades 1-6) levels, including children whose primary languages and cultures are not English.

The Department of Middle and High School Education prepares candidates for initial New York State certification to teach academic and special subjects (English, science, mathematics, social studies, and foreign languages) in secondary schools, grades 7-12.

Lehman College's educator preparation programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Counselor Education program has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). NCATE and CACREP accredit only teacher and counselor education programs of the highest quality.

Last modified: 3/11/2014