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Manhattanville College Establishes Early-Childhood Graduate Academy for Student Teachers
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 15:54


Purchase, NY, June 6, 2014 – Manhattanville College’s Graduate School of Education has established an intensive and highly selective full-time, graduate- level teacher preparation academy focused on early childhood education, which encompasses children from birth to grade 2.

This fall, up to 10 new graduate students will be admitted to this new teaching  academy to work as teaching apprentices in the Park Early Childhood Center in Ossining Union Free School District.

“As teaching apprentices, graduate students will assist early childhood classroom teachers to deliver instruction to young children, while developing  and honing their knowledge and skills as they are mentored by highly trained teacher educators and expert practitioners,” said Shelley B. Wepner, Ed.D., dean of Manhattanville’s School of Education.

Dr. Wepner related the many benefits of the new academy:  50% tuition scholarship, program completion in 18 months, theory and content connected with daily practice, individualized support through a cohort model, many courses conveniently held on site, a $10,000 stipend for serving as an apprentice, and job placement assistance.

More information about the academy’s requirements and admissions criteria can be found at School of Education Graduate Admissions Office, or by calling (914) 323-5142.

About Manhattanville College:

Manhattanville College ( is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence and social and civic action. Manhattanville prepares students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. Located just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students from more than 50 countries and 30 states. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, and offers graduate programs in Education, Business, Creative Writing, as well as Continuing and Executive Education programs