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 Message from the Chair

 

Welcome to the Department of Educational and Community Programs!

I welcome you to our department and encourage you to explore our programs. Our graduate programs provide excellent specialized training.  Upon graduation you will be certified to work as a special education teacher, school counselor, mental health counselor, school psychologist, or school administrator and enter the workforce with the credentials needed to work in those fields.  We also provide specialized training for bilingual professionals seeking to obtain expertise in the delivery of bilingual and multicultural services.  Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their teaching, scholarly work, and leadership in their professions.  We will prepare you to make significant contributions to children, youth and families in diverse communities via your service and leadership.  Please contact us if you have questions, need guidance, or want to apply to enter one of our programs.

Emilia C. Lopez, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Educational and Community Programs

 

 ECP Mission

 

The mission of the Department of Educational and Community Programs (ECP) is to prepare practitioners for professional service and leadership in schools and community agencies in and around New York City.

Our graduate programs provide a rigorous education and embody and reflect the Education Unit’s conceptual framework and organizing themes as well as the standards established by their professions, Queens College and its Division of Education, the City University of New York, and the New York State Education Department.  The department is committed to candidate excellence, as well as diversity in enrollments, faculty, curriculum, and field placements.

 

 ECP Goals

 
  • Provide a rigorous graduation education in special education, school counseling, mental health counseling, school psychology, and school leadership.
  • Prepare our graduates to work with children, youth and families from diverse racial, cultural, and linguistic communities using an ecological framework that examines problems and solutions from a variety of perspectives (e.g., developmental, social, cultural, language). 
  • Promote diversity, equity, and social justice in education, community work, and mental health service delivery.
  • Generate new knowledge through research and scholarly work that advances theory and practice.
 

 About the ECP Department

 

​The Department of Educational & Community Programs (ECP) prepares candidates for leadership, instructional, and support positions in counseling, school leadership, special education, and school psychology. The four distinct graduate programs in the department lead to New York State-approved certifications, licenses, and specializations. Three of the four also lead to either a Master of Science in Education or a Master of Arts in Teaching. The programs in Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, Special Education, and School Psychology prepare graduates to take positions in schools, community agencies, industry, and other institutions that provide educational and human services.

All candidates must meet appropriate standards in scholarship, communication skills, character, ethics, interpersonal relations, and social judgment to continue in their chosen programs. Candidates are obliged to meet the college standards, as well as the academic standards established by their particular programs.

Responsible preparation for work in school and community settings requires that in addition to meeting the academic standards established by each program, candidates demonstrate appropriate personal characteristics, which would include professional judgment, ethical conduct, and integrity at all levels. In addition, candidates are expected to demonstrate compassion and sensitivity to client issues and effective management of personal stress or adjustment difficulties. All candidates are subject to review by their program faculty, and sanctions, such as dismissal, may result from deficiencies. Candidates have the right of appeal, and should familiarize themselves with guidelines set forth in program handbooks and the Queens College Bulletin.


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 Office Information

 
Chair: Emilia C. Lopez, Ph.D.

Powdermaker Hall, Room 033

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11367

Phone: 718-997-5234
Fax: 718-997-5248
Email: Emilia.lopez@qc.cuny.edu


 

 ECP Administrative Staff

 

Ms. Dolly Mathura
Counselor Education
718-997-5250
dolly.mathura@qc.cuny.edu

Ms. Jaclyn Arroyo
Special Education
718-997-5240
jaclyn.arroyo@qc.cuny.edu
 
Ms. Shaneeza Gulhmahamad
Educational Leadership
718-997-5140
shaneeza.gulmahamad@qc.cuny.edu
 
Ms. Diane Mantellino
School Psychology
718-997-5230
diane.mantellino@qc.cuny.edu
 
ECP Field Placement Coordinator
Victoria Dell'era
Powdermaker Hall, Room 135A
718-997-5237
victoria.dellera@qc.cuny.edu
 
 

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