Stern College for Women offers a major in education
that prepares undergraduates for careers in teaching in private schools as well
as in public schools in New York State.
The program offers two sections: Early Childhood Education (Birth –
Grade 2) and Elementary Education/Childhood (Grades 1-6). Both are registered
programs with the New York State Education Department.
Upon completion of the program requirements and teacher
certification examinations, students apply for the New York State Initial
The Education Department also offers an 18-credit minor designed
to provide non-majors with broad exposure to the principal ideas and trends in
contemporary educational theory and practice. The course of study is
appropriate for students who are contemplating becoming teachers of Judaic
Studies or entering fields that involve teaching, e.g. Syms School of Business
majors who aspire to teach in the business arena or majors in the arts whose
profession may include both art-making and teaching.
The programs in Early Childhood Education and Childhood
(Elementary) Education are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of
Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Our students' NYSTCE performance data is available.
The mission of the Stern College for Women Department of Education is to prepare young women to become competent, capable, and caring teachers who are reflective, lifelong learners. The strong pedagogical core is aligned with the New York State Teaching Standards, Common Core Learning Standards, and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The
comprehensive and diverse course offerings are informed by our
commitment to developmentally appropriate best professional practices to
improve teaching and learning for all children. Fieldwork
experiences and a full professional semester of student teaching in
local urban public and non-public schools provide our pre-service
students with solid preparation leading to New York State initial
certification in early childhood (Birth-Grade 2) or childhood
(Grade 1-6) education. Unique to our New York State Certified and CAEP
accredited Educator Preparation Program is a special collaboration with
Lincoln Center Education that provides pre-service candidates with a
foundation in arts integration. In addition,
candidates who complete our program are prepared to teach children from
diverse multicultural backgrounds, address differentiated learning
needs, incorporate 21st century technological skills, and contribute
meaningfully to their larger school communities.
Program Student Learning
Arts Content Knowledge: Education
Majors will be able to apply their subject area knowledge to address the
complex and diverse intellectual, social, and moral needs of today’s youth in
today’s schools, including incorporating appropriate technology to meet a
diversity of learning needs and styles.
Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Education Majors
will be able to articulate and apply theoretical principles of pedagogy in the
art and science of teaching, to plan and implement focused, coherent, sequenced
whole class and small group standards-based instruction, as well as reflect on their teaching abilities in order to
continuously improve those abilities.
Exposure to Diverse Learning Contexts and Learners: Education Majors will be able to apply knowledge and
pedagogy to meet the needs of diverse learners in diverse contexts including,
students with special needs and ELLs.
Fieldwork & Student Teaching: Education Majors will be able to continuously apply their
learned pedagogical knowledge and skills in the classroom in a professional,
collaborative, and caring manner, and apply their fieldwork experiences to
deepen their learning of pedagogical knowledge in their course work.
Experiential Learning: Education Majors
will actively participate in a constructivist-based approach to teaching and
learning that emphasizes the active role of the individual, collaboration, and
guidance from experts within learning communities, as well as the use of arts
and technology integration to enhance and promote learning.
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