The School of Education

Dr. Mary Erina Driscoll, Dean • Office: NA 3/203 • Tel: 212-650-5471

The School of Education, an outgrowth of the extension courses organized in the fall of 1908 for teachers, librarians, and social workers, was established as a separate school of The City College in the spring of 1921. It is organized under its own faculty to prepare men and women for various educational services, teaching and non-teaching, in day care/pre-school settings, as well as in the elementary and secondary schools and with adults. It is also open to in-service personnel who wish to take courses for professional development.

The City College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The teacher education program of the College prepares pre-school, elementary, middle school, and secondary teachers. The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and all of its programs are state approved. Additionally, the School of Education is affiliated with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

In collaboration with the other Schools and Divisions of The City College, the School of Education offers programs of study in a number of professional fields. Professional preparation for educational service is under the jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York and coordinated by its Committee on Coordination of Teacher Education.

The programs lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Education. The School also offers an education concentration, including student teaching, to a large number of liberal arts degree candidates seeking state certification in certain secondary school teaching areas. Programs of study are designed to meet state certification and New York City licensing requirements. Candidates who obtain the bachelor’s degree may, upon graduation, apply for NYS teacher certification electronically, using the TEACH Online Services application system. Instructions for using the system are available from the CCNY certification website at Candidates must also indicate to the CCNY School of Education Certification Officer that they wish to be recommended for certification.