This week on Jeopardy!, Steinhardt School history was offered as a question during the show’s Teachers Tournament.
Patrick Dillon, a music teacher at the Munsey Park Elementary School in Manhasset, advanced to the semi-finals after answering this question in the daily double round.
The Question: In the late 1880s, this lower Manhattan university founded the USA’s first graduate program in education.
The Answer: What is NYU?
Founded in 1890 as the School of Pedagogy, NYU’s Steinhardt School was the first professional school devoted to teacher education established at an American university. In 1910, the School established the first university chair in experimental education in the United States.