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From the Chair, Dr. Wesley Pitts

Wesley PittsWelcome to the Department of Middle and High School Education. The mission of MHSE is to provide undergraduate and graduate studies that serves to engage a diverse body of students to become well-prepared and effective secondary teachers and educators. The vision of the department is: 1) to provide students with course work and professional experiences and settings relevant to their area(s) of specialization and 2) to introduce students to current, innovative, and culturally and linguistically relevant teaching strategies enabling them to acquire academic and personal/social skills/dispositions that prepare them to be successful in secondary education settings. In keeping with the mission of the department and the  LUTE (Lehman Urban Transformative Education), we prepare students for initial New York State certification to teach academic and special subjects in middle and high schools, grades 5-12. Undergraduate Teacher Education Program sequences have been designed for students wanting certification in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, and Foreign Languages. Read More

 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are delivering services remotely. While we are temporarily physically distant, we will remain virtually connected. We welcome inquiries from prospective students and visitors, as well as offering continued support and advisement for our current graduate and undergraduate students.

Advisement is available online and via e-mail. Please follow the link below to contact your advisor. Please note that when you call the MHSE Office, faculty or staff member you will receive a recording. We encourage you to please leave a message. The messages will be recorded and emailed to the appropriate faculty or staff member. The office voice mail will be monitored on a daily basis.

Please visit the MHSE Office Hours webpage (Advisement) The page includes a list of faculty members and program coordinators and the mode(s) that you can communicate with them remotely.

If you are a prospective student or a currently enrolled student who needs further support please free to ask the Lightning Bot a question at any time with live representatives available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm, contact us via the general inquiry form linked below or via the MHSE Office Phone (718-960 8171.)


Middle & High School Education General Inquiry Form

Let's Network:

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The Middle & High School Education Club is a student guided club whose purpose is to help students to gain knowledge, and network among themselves, faculty and practitioners. The MHSE club is committed to supporting current and future middle & high school education students from minors, master’s programs and more. The purpose of this club is to equip you with the networking, mindfulness and academic tools you need to be successful in secondary education settings.

If you're interested in being a part of this community or want more information please fill out this form or contact us via email joi.jones@lehman.cuny.edu or sunyata.smith@lehman.cuny.edu

Student Scholarships Opportunities

Micro-Credential “Algebra for All” (A4A)

Lehman College offers 5-courses, 15-credits sequence MicroCredential for Algebra for All (A4A), to support elementary, middle school and high school teachers of mathematics. Participants will deepen their content knowledge of critical areas that relate to algebra. They will also learn, apply and reflect on best pedagogical practices for mathematics. Courses will be accepted into Lehman’s matriculated mathematics education program. Tuition and fees for the first 3 courses, 9-credits will be paid by CUNY during the first year (Spring 2022- Summer 2022). For more detailed information about the MicroCredential for Algebra for All A4A program please view the flyer linked here

Lehman Noyce Focus-On-STEM Scholarship Program

The Lehman Noyce Focus-On-STEM Scholarship Program is a Master’s Level program that provides an opportunity of a lifetime for qualified, energetic STEM graduates and Professionals, who have a passion for pursuing a professional career in teaching mathematics or science. Noyce Scholars are some of the most sought-after applicants for teaching positions nationwide.

Milman Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship for Innovation in Teaching Program, 2020-21

The Milman Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate candidates in educator preparation programs to explore innovative ideas and strategies in learning how to effectively teach to students in high needs schools through the integration of arts.

LUTE-STEM Program

LUTE-STEM is Lehman’s second USDOE-sponsored urban residency program. Each cohort will be comprised of 25 high achieving, diverse individuals who will participate in a year-long paid residency in a high need school located in the Bronx (15+ hours per week during fall semester and full-time during spring semester).

Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute – Bilingual Extension

The Lehman College TESOL Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI) is a one-year cohort program for twenty eligible NYS teachers who want to obtain a TESOL teaching certificate. The program is open to full-time certified teachers assigned to a bilingual program for AY 2021-2022. The CR-ITI-BE is a 12-month program (June 2021 – May 2022).

Take care of yourselves and let us know how we can continue to support you during this time.

The Department of Middle & High School Education