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The Division of Education at Queens College specializes in providing teaching candidates with classroom and field training to be of service to schools in diverse urban communities.
The Division recognizes the many levels of education candidates bring and adheres to those specific needs. Please browse our site to see the variety of programs Queens College has to offer.

 

 Spring 2020 Candidates

 
​Dear Candidate,

I know you have had many questions related to how the COVID-19 emergency has impacted your studies. The New York State Department has issued guidance to all Educator Preparation Programs on March 30, 2020. After thorough discussions internally, we want to assure you that everything is being done to make sure that this public health emergency has minimal impact upon your successful completion of your course of study, as well on the NYSED certification process.

This State Guidance impacts candidates in the following programs:
  • Any program for B-12 teachers, and/or
  • Any program that requires the edTPA, and/or
  • Any program that requires NYS certification exams, and/or
  • Any program with clinical experiences.

What you need to know:

1. We will be submitting on your behalf an Alternative Model Plan that describes to the State how your clinical experiences are being met despite school and agency closures. Clinical experiences include:
  • Student teaching, residencies or practica
  • Field experiences prior to student teaching
  • Transitional B and C mentoring
  • Leadership experiences
  • School counseling and school psychology internships
2. If your program requires you to take the edTPA, you can either take the ATS-W in its place, take the edTPA and if you fail it, take the ATS-W. You can only take the edTPA if you have completed your hours and video prior to COVID or have been teaching through a virtual learning environment. You must consult the Pearson guidelines and seek Pearson’s approval using the Request Form prior to taking the exam if any of these scenarios fit your situation. Your TEACH accounts will note that you are eligible to take and pass either the ATS-W or the edTPA.

3. If your program requires you to take other certification exams, know the testing centers remain closed until April 16th. If the centers remain closed beyond May 1, 2020, the State Department will exempt candidates in registered EPPs, whose student teaching, leadership experience, or similar clinical experience in spring 2020 was impacted by COVID-19 from taking their certification exams.

Please consult your academic advisor or clinical professor if you need additional information to make an informed choice.

Please stay safe, stay healthy and know that we are on your side.
Dean Craig A. Michaels


Links to Video Resources: 
 

 COVID-19/Corona Virus information & updates for Education Students

 
 

 Diversity Access Support Programs

 
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 Events and Announcements

 
Aspiring teachers are highly encouraged to find out more about the Urban Teacher Residency program.  For more information click here

Presentations and participation by CUNY faculty, staff, and students in the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). For more information click here

Queens College Foundation Master's Scholarships
Available to: Full and part-time matriculated students demonstrating exceptional scholastic ability who begin their Master’s program in the Fall 2020 semester. Full-time students awarded the scholarship must take a minimum of 9 credits per fall and spring semester of their first year. Part-time students must take a minimum of 6 credits per fall and spring semester to be considered eligible. International students must take a minimum of 9 credits per fall and spring semester for eligibility.
Award Amount: Full-time scholarships are $9,000; part-time scholarships are $6,000.
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020. 
Successful applicants will be notified by the Dean of Graduate Studies by May 1.
NOTE: You must also have submitted a complete application for admission to the Queens College Graduate Admissions Office by March 15 in order to be considered for these scholarships.
Click here to APPLY

 
 

 *Announcement

 
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, including requests to meet with the Dean, please send an email or leave a phone message. In all cases, you will receive a reply within 24 hours. Thank you for your understanding.

Leave a Phone Message: 718-997-5220 craig.michaels@qc.cuny.edu

Craig Michaels
Dean of Education
Division of Education

Dean's Office Staff
 

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Division of Education

Queens College, CUNY
Powdermaker Hall, Room 100

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 997-5220



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Please note: Effective Fall 2016 semester, all graduate Teacher Education and Educational Leadership programs in New York State will require a standardized examination, such as the GRE, for admission. Click here for more details.

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