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From Dean Shelley B. Wepner...Shelley Wepner

Welcome to the School of Education website. We hope that, with our wide array of program offerings, you are able to find a program that suits your needs and interests. We have a long history of preparing teachers and leaders, and a longstanding, uniquely positive working relationship with the school district community to prepare high-quality teachers and leaders for the schools.  Established officially as a School of Education in 1995, our program offerings go back to 1932 when we first offered an undergraduate music education program. The graduate education program began in 1965 with initial certification programs in secondary education, elementary education, music, and art.

Today, our NCATE-accredited School of Education offers programs for beginning teachers, experienced teachers seeking additional certification and professional development, current teachers seeking certification as future school leaders, and career changers considering teaching for the first time.

With 22 full-time Faculty, the School of Education offers 11 undergraduate programs and 65 graduate programs. At the graduate level, there are 36 masters degree programs of which 20 are available as combined bachelors/masters programs, 4 professional diplomas, 21 post-masters certification programs, and 3 certificates of advanced study, and 1 doctoral program. The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is for those currently employed in leadership positions or seeking leadership positions in K-12 education, higher education, or community agencies. The doctoral program is cohort-based and practitioner-oriented.

The School also offers an accelerated masters/certification program, Jump Start. We even have a Day Start graduate program in Childhood Education for those interested in taking coursework during the day. We excel at offering dual degree certification programs, particularly with special education certification, to strengthen your qualifications for teaching and enhance your marketability.

The School enrolls approximately 200 undergraduate and over 700 graduates, making it the largest graduate program at Manhattanville. Its signature community outreach initiative, the Changing Suburbs Institute® (CSI), works with selected schools and the community to help with the education of an increasingly diverse student population in the changing suburbs, particularly Hispanic youth. CSI includes partnerships with 8 Professonal Development Schools, a consortium of school district and community representatives, and a parent education component. Extensive partnerships include Teacher Centers, BOCES, private schools, and professional organizations.

Our School of Education team of faculty, administrators, and staff believe that the strength of the School of Education is a result of the high quality of its students, who already are or evolve into highly qualified and effective teachers and leaders.