Program Objectives

The Molloy College Mission Statement directly impacts the Education Division and provides the rationale for the Masters Programs. The philosophy of the College states, "In an environment where academic freedom, a spirit of inquiry and respect for each individual's worth and dignity prevail, students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of modern life. Graduate education fosters a high level of scholarly inquiry for expansion of knowledge, self-enrichment and achievement of personal and professional goals." Based upon this philosophy, Molloy College has an established and well-respected Education Division committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, creative and challenging teachers.

To prepare teachers who are:

  • Knowledgeable in all content areas of the elementary school curriculum or specialists in specific subject areas of the secondary school curriculum, cognizant of New York State Learning Standards and able to implement them in all subject areas
  • Effective teachers of students with different learning styles, diverse abilities, varied ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and students with learning disabilities and special needs, students for whom English is a new language, within inclusive settings which meet the needs of all students
  • Efficient classroom managers who employ a variety of methods and techniques and successfully engage students in their own learning
  • Responsive observers of child/adolescent development, psychology and pedagogy in order to employ activities which motivate student learning at various levels of physical, psychological and social maturity
  • Instructional designers who utilize various types of assessment, including performance based and individually designed evaluation strategies, to improve curriculum and meet the needs of all students
  • Innovative users of technology which enhances and supports curriculum
  • Promoters of parental involvement and collaborators with other teachers, school administrators and cultural institutions, higher education partnerships and other entities who exert significant influence in students' lives
  • Leaders in evaluating and improving curriculum, teaching techniques and school environments
  • Reflective practitioners who study and evaluate educational research in order to implement best practices for student learning
  • Life-long learners who engage in action research which will benefit the teaching/learning experience for all students

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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