Program Goals

The program goals of the Education Division are categorized as the knowledge, skills and dispositions which impact on student learning outcomes. Molloy College Education Division benchmark performances and assessments are aligned with New York State Education Department Standards for teacher performance as well as the specific standards of the following professional associations:

  • Association for Childhood Education International
  • National Council for Social Studies
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Council for Social Studies
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Council for Exceptional Children and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

For candidates who are new to the teaching profession and who are enrolled in programs leading to initial certification, an innovative course of study which is sufficiently flexible to benefit the adult learner is provided. These candidates who are changing careers or returning to teaching acquire a pedagogical knowledge base on which to continuously build effective teaching skills and strategies and learn how to become effective classroom facilitators who meet students' diverse needs. This program encourages learning from observation, participation and research in order to ascertain "best practices." Field experience culminating in full time student teaching is the capstone of this program.

The Education Division views the candidates and faculty as interactive, supportive and has as its primary mission the success of candidates. A student-centered philosophy is the key to the Master of Science Programs. This includes a one-on-one advisement process and closely monitored, individualized, in-depth field supervision which includes placement in diverse settings and in high-needs schools.

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Audra Cerruto, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Director of Graduate Education Programs
1000 Hempstead Avenue Kellenberg Hall, K-326 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002