School of Education

@CUNYTeacherEd launched a new webinar series for teacher candidates!

CUNY has also developed a website with information about all the NYS Teacher Certification Exams.

"Not Just Left Behind..." African & Middle Eastern Students in U.S. Schools

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
Carman Hall, Room B-40
Join Professor Mthethwa-Sommers (Nazareth College), Professor Woodley (New York University) and Professor. Harushimana (Lehman College) for an information panel for NYC educators focused on African and Middle Eastern Students in US Schools. They hope to engage NYC educators on how to reach ethnically and linguistically mis/underrepresented children. Details

Candidate to Candidate: Reflections on Taking edTPA

Roshawna Cooper, a graduate of Lehman College in Childhood Education and participant in our School of Education Spring 2013 edTPA pilot, is in a series of videos now posted on the AACTE edTPA webste. Along with three other teacher candidates, Roshawna was recruited to talk about her experience in completing the edTPA and how it has impacted her teaching practices. The four field test participants to talk about major takeaways, biggest challenges and decision points and to offer advice to other candidates for successfully completing the edTPA process.

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

1) 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

2) Yonkers Public Schools is seeking experienced STEM professionals, college professors, and non-public school teachers looking to gain initial certification through a tuition-subsidized program. Work with Yonkers Public Schools teachers and students to gain valuable field experience in your future area of certification, while earning a Masters Degree in Education to fill high-need positions. Details

NEW ALST Exam Study Guide Is Available!

Candidates who are applying for certification on May 1, 2014 and beyond will be required to take the ALST Exam (which is replacing the LAST Exam). It is based on Common Core State Standards and is very different in form and content from previous state examinations. Candidates are encouraged to review the practice items and scoring rubrics carefully. As more information and study materials come out on this test, we will be sharing them with our students. Download the Study Guide or view on the NYSTCE website.

"Rising Scholars" highlighted in the new 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, March 8 (9:30-4pm); Saturday (9:30-4pm), April 12 and June 7 (9:30-4pm).

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



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