Early Childhood and Childhood Education

From the Chair, Abigail McNamee

Welcome to the Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education. As a faculty we are committed to preparing competent, qualified, and caring teachers for diverse urban settings. This commitment is expressed in detail in the School of Education's philosophical document entitled Lehman Urban Transformative Education (LUTE). The themes of the LUTE form the basis of our four programs leading to New York State teacher certification, and they help focus our work with teacher candidates, students, parents, schools, and other community organizations to enhance learning, recognizing that early education is the basis for later learning. Read More


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.



Dr. Janet P. Kremenitzer, Asst. Prof. of Early Childhood & Childhood Education

As one of the School of Education’s Rising Scholars,  Dr. Kremenitzer’s pioneering mission has been promoting the use of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the training of pre-service and in-service teachers. Her work emphasizes the relevance of EQ Practioners in early childhood education. Over the past four years, Dr. Kremenitzer’s research interest has focused on the application of emotional intelligence abilities and emotional literacy development at P.S. 043 Jonas Bronck in the South Bronx.
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