Teacher Certification

The Teacher Education Council

The NYU Teacher Education Council, co-chaired by the Deans of Steinhardt and the College of Arts and Science, brings together members of the diverse departments involved in teacher education twice yearly in order to strengthen collaboration, ensure high quality, and engage in strategic planning.

Assumptions Guiding the Council’s Work

The strength of American higher education is dependent ultimately on the quality of teaching in American schools.

For this reason, it is in the interest of the whole universitiy to care about the quality of the recruitment, selection, and preparation of teacher candidates; and to hold its own teacher education programs to the highest standards.

It takes a university to educate a teacher.

Effective teacher education demands strong academic preparation – in content, pedagogy, and the integration of the two. This in turn requires coordination and collaboration between the faculty of arts and sciences and the faculty of education.

Effective teacher education programs apprentice their students to thoughtful communities of practice.

Students learning to teach also need well designed clinical experiences within school-based communities of practice. And they need entry-level mentoring. A strong school-university partnership can provide these things, when it is established on the basis of mutual support and mutual benefit, and when it involves the whole university.

Effective teacher education programs continually monitor their effectiveness in order to ensure their standards and the teaching quality of their graduates.

Good programs have systems in place to align what they mean to do and what they actually do. These systems articulate and tune standards; design for quality and reliability; generate and examine input, process, and outcome data; follow graduates into their careers; and do whatever seems necessary to make improvements as needed.

Members of the Council for the 2012-2013 academic year are as follows:

  • Pamela Abder, Science Education
  • Sarah Beck, English Education
  • Paul Boghossian, Philosophy
  • Mary Brabeck, Dean of Steinhardt & Council Co-Chair
  • Sylvan Cappell, Mathematics
  • David Darts, Arts & Art Education
  • David Elliot, Music & Music Education
  • Ben Esner , NYU School of Engineering
  • Jim Fernandez, Literature (Spanish)
  • James Fraser, History & Social Studies Education
  • Nicholas Geacintov, Medicine
  • Tom Gold (Research Alliance for NYC Schools)
  • Fred Greenleaf, Mathematics
  • John Guillory, English
  • Trace Jordan, Chemistry
  • Susan Kirch, Science & Elementary Education
  • Susan Koff, Dance Education
  • Okhee Lee, Teaching and Learning
  • Richard Magill, Chair of teaching & Learning
  • Joseph McDonald, English Education
  • Allen Mincer, Physics
  • David Montgomery, Educational Theatre
  • Pamela Morris, Applied Psychology
  • Shondel Nero, Foreign Language Education
  • Susan Neuman, Early Childhood/Literacy
  • Chuck Newman, Mathematics
  • Michael Purugganan (Biology
  • Jalal Shatah. Mathematics
  • Martin Simon, Mathematics & Elementary Education
  • Leslie Siskin, Administration & Leadership
  • Stephen Small, Biology
  • Otto Sonntag (Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, CAS)
  • Gabrielle Starr, Dean of CAS ( Co-Chair
  • Beth Weitzman, Vice Dean, Steinhardt
  • Orit Zaslavsky, Mathematics Education
  • Jonathan Zimmerman, History of Education

NYU Teacher Education Working Group

The NYU Teacher Education Working Group (TEWG) is the working arm of the Teacher Education Council, and meets three times per semester.

Members of the Working Group for the 2012-2013 academic year are as follows:

  • Catherine Milne, Science Education
  • David Darts, Art Education
  • Dipti Desai, Art Education
  • Erich Dietrich, Associate Dean for Global and Academic Affairs
  • James Fraser, History and Education
  • Lee Frissell, Director, Office of Field Projects
  • John Gilbert, Associate Professor of Music and Music Education
  • Jessica Hamlin, Visiting Instructor, Art and Art Professions
  • Heather Herrera, Director for Curriculum Development
  • Susan Koff, Dance Education
  • Karen Krahulik, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Science
  • Suzanne Lamberg, Dance Education
  • Okhee Lee, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • David Montgomery, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Educational Theatre
  • Richard Magill, Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • Joseph McDonald, Chair, Teacher Education Working Group
  • Erin E O’Connor, Early Childhood Educatio
  • Mark Perez, Certification Officer
  • Rosa Pietanza, Master Teacher and Coordinator of Partnership Schools
  • Frank Pignatosi, Director, Office of Clinical Studies
  • Myung Ok Song, Music Education
  • Diana Turk, Social Studies Education,
  • Lindsay Wright, Associate Dean for Planning and Communication
  • Jonathan Zimmerman, History and Education

 

 

Communities of Practice

 

Nested communities of faculty practice within and across departments continuously monitor the effectiveness of program components in terms of student learning

 

 

·         Art Education – Dipti Desai (dd25@nyu.edu)

·         Childhood  Undergraduate -

·         Dance – Susan Koff (susan.koff@nyu.edu)

·         Early Childhood – Maris Krasnow (maris.krasnow@nyu.edu)

·         Educational Theatre- David Montgomery(dm635@nyu.edu)

·         Ell Think Tank- Rosa Pietanza (rosa.pietanza@nyu.edu)

·         English Education – Sarah Beck (sarah.beck@nyu.edu)

·         Environmental Studies- Mary Leou (mary.leou@nyu.edu)

·         Inquiries Instructors group- James Fraser and Beth McDonald    

      (jim.fraser@nyu.edu,beth.mcdonald@nyu.edu)

·         Math Education cop- Orit Zaslavsky (orit.zaslavsky@nyu.edu)

·         MMS- Shondel Nero (shondel.nero@nyu.edu)

·         Music Education- John Gilbert (john.gilbert@nyu.edu)

·         Partnership Liaison cop- Rosa Pietanza (rosa.pietanza@nyu.edu)

·         Science Education cop- Pamela Abder Fraser (pamela.fraser-abder@nyu.edu)

·         Social Studies cop- Diana Turk (Diana.turk@nyu.edu)

·         SPED Education cop- Joan Rosenberg (joanrosenberg@nyu.edu)

·         Student Academic Life- Maris Krasnow (maris.krasnow@nyu.edu)

·         Supervisors- Frank Pignatosi (frank.pignatosi@nyu.edu)

·         T& L Clinical Faculty- Beth McDonald (beth.mcdonald@nyu.edu)

        

 

 

Communities of Practice

 

Nested communities of faculty practice within and across departments continuously monitor the effectiveness of program components in terms of student learning

 

 

·         Art Education – Dipti Desai (dd25@nyu.edu)

·         Childhood  Undergraduate -

·         Dance – Susan Koff (susan.koff@nyu.edu)

·         Early Childhood – Maris Krasnow (maris.krasnow@nyu.edu)

·         Educational Theatre- David Montgomery(dm635@nyu.edu)

·         Ell Think Tank- Rosa Pietanza (rosa.pietanza@nyu.edu)

·         English Education – Sarah Beck (sarah.beck@nyu.edu)

·         Environmental Studies- Mary Leou (mary.leou@nyu.edu)

·         Inquiries Instructors group- James Fraser and Beth McDonald    

      (jim.fraser@nyu.edu,beth.mcdonald@nyu.edu)

·         Math Education cop- Orit Zaslavsky (orit.zaslavsky@nyu.edu)

·         MMS- Shondel Nero (shondel.nero@nyu.edu)

·         Music Education- John Gilbert (john.gilbert@nyu.edu)

·         Partnership Liaison cop- Rosa Pietanza (rosa.pietanza@nyu.edu)

·         Science Education cop- Pamela Abder Fraser (pamela.fraser-abder@nyu.edu)

·         Social Studies cop- Diana Turk (Diana.turk@nyu.edu)

·         SPED Education cop- Joan Rosenberg (joanrosenberg@nyu.edu)

·         Student Academic Life- Maris Krasnow (maris.krasnow@nyu.edu)

·         Supervisors- Frank Pignatosi (frank.pignatosi@nyu.edu)

·         T& L Clinical Faculty- Beth McDonald (beth.mcdonald@nyu.edu)