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Dean's Welcome 

I would like to welcome you to the Division of Education at Queens College. In the Division we are united across a broad variety of undergraduate and graduate programs by our shared commitment to preparing teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, and educational leaders who have the knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors to “promote Equity, Excellence, and Ethics in urban schools and communities.”

The Division of Education is organized into three Departments: Educational and Community Programs (ECP), Elementary and Early Childhood Education (EECE), and Secondary Education and Youth Services (SEYS). The Division also has oversight of the Professional Education Unit at Queens College, which includes education departments and programs in the other three Divisions—Arts and Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The Professional Education Unit at Queens College and all Unit programs are nationally recognized and approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 

The Education Unit programs are built on academically rigorous content knowledge obtained in the liberal arts and sciences, our professional education courses combine strong philosophical foundations, evidence-based best practices, and culturally diverse field experiences. Included in the Education Unit are:

  • 11 undergraduate, 9 post-baccalaureate, and 8 graduate programs leading to Initial New York State Teacher Certification; 
  • 17 graduate programs leading to New York State Advanced or Professional Teacher Certification; and  
  • 8 graduate post-masters advanced certificate programs.  

We are engaging with multiple partners in local schools and communities in building a culture of assessment and data-driven inquiry in which faculty and other end users of data are systematically gathering and using data to transform educational practices, schools, communities, and the preparation of our candidates. Ongoing partnerships between the Education Unit and the New York City Department of Education (NYDOE) include: Louis Armstrong Middle School; Townsend Harris High School; Queens College School for Math Science, and Technology; Queens School of Teaching; John Bowne High School, Queens School of Inquiry, and Public School 201.

Personally, I believe that our shared commitment to the values of Equity, Excellence, and Ethics has profound meaning for all members of the faculty and staff and for our candidates and graduates as collectively we work to prepare teachers and educational professionals at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels:   

  • Who build inclusive communities that nurture and challenge all learners; 
  • Who demonstrate professionalism, scholarship, efficacy, use of evidence-based practice, and self-reflection; and 
  • Who value diversity, democracy, and social justice.


Craig Michaels,
Dean of Education


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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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