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From the Chair, Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes

Dr. Stuart Chen-HayesWelcome to the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education (CLLSE) at CUNY Lehman College. With our teacher education and educational leader programs accredited by the Council on the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), we offer outstanding graduate education programs in school counselor education, organizational and educational leadership, literacy studies, and special education, offering master’s degree and advanced certificates leading to New York State Certification (in most cases) to advance your career to the next level.

There are many benefits to studying with us at Lehman College in the Bronx. We work in one of the country's most linguistically and culturally diverse and vibrant communities. In light of the twin pandemics of COVID19 and racism, we fight for anti-racism, anti-oppression, social justice, and equity in our programs and as a department. We recognize long-standing inequities in resources facing schools and communities in the Bronx and beyond and use real-world examples to help our students learn how to successfully advocate, lead, collaborate, and change systems that impede organizations and PK-20 student success to close resource gaps.
Our faculty and staff are exceptional mentors, educators, researchers, writers, supervisors, scholars, advocates, and activists. We range from former provosts and deans and teachers and school counselors and organizational leaders to outstanding adjunct faculty currently working in organizational leadership and NYC DOE, suburban, and independent teacher, building and district leader, and school counselor positions. The blend in our programs of current practitioners and educator-researcher-scholar-advocates makes for a most dynamic and exciting educational experience in person, in hybrid formats, and/or online. We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of adult learners balancing work, family, and graduate school obligations. We provide excellent career development and have strong job placement rates for graduates.

The Bronx Deserves The Best. Join us!

Contact Us

Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education/General Inquiry:
Carmen Garcia,, Carman Hall, B-20 
Phone: 718-960-8173 
Fax: 718-960-8364