School of Education News
Dr. Marie White to Present at SEYS Research Symposium at Queens College October 22
On October 22nd from 11:30 to 1:00, Dr. Marie White will be a guest speaker at the President’s Conference Room in Rosenthal Library, Queens College. Her
topic will be “Teachers as Proactive Agents through Cycles of Self-Regulation”.
Dr. White will be joining other presenters joining her in exploring the symposium
theme of “Implications of Diversity toward the Preparation of Teachers for Urban
School and Communities”.
This promises to be a rich experience for anyone wishing to consider the deeper
issues facing today’s urban educators.
from 11:30 to 1:00, Dr. Marie White will be a guest speaker at
School of Education Homecoming Dinner
The Nyack College School of Education Homecoming Dinner was held in the Presidents Hall
at Shuman on Friday, October 10th, 2014. We enjoyed a fine dinner and fellowship centered
around the moving testimonies of Nyack School of Education alumni.
Dr. Looney welcomed everyone and expressed her appreciation for our outstanding SOE
Dr. Harrigan kept the evening moving along with amusing stories. At one point he showed
us that there was a common theme among the testimonies we heard – that working with the
students who were the neediest resulted in the most amazing stories. All agreed that this is why
We are very proud of our alumni and current students in the School of Education, and we can’t
wait to hear even more amazing accounts!
School of Education Students Take the Lead!
Amidst the talent present in our School of Education students, we have two
highlights to share!
Donyelle Harrigan (Early Childhood Education Major) is the co-director of the
Nyack College Gospel Choir. Here’s a clip of last year’s group:
Annah Aguilar (Childhood Education Major) is the Nyack Women’s Volleyball
See her profile at the Nyack Warriors official website here
Dr. JoAnn Looney Appointed to NYACTE Board of Directors
Congratulations to our own Dr. Looney on her recent appointment to the Board
of Directors of the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
NYACTE is a professional association representing NYS institutions of higher
education who prepare teachers and other professional educators. They are also the
state-level affiliate of the national professional association AACTE, the American
Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Summer 2014 Update on State Certification Tests
Summer 2014 Update on State Certification Tests
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce that the preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are now available on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) website at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_prepare_opener.asp for the Content Specialty Tests (CST) listed below.
Anticipated Open Registration Date – August 21, 2014
First Administration Date – September 22, 2014
English Language Arts
Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2)***
Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1-Grade 6)***
Candidates taking one of the CSTs listed above on or after September 22, 2014, must take the revised CST examination for certification. Registration for the revised CSTs is anticipated to begin on August 21, 2014. The first administration of these more rigorous examinations will begin on September 22, 2014. Candidates should register and prepare for the revised CST examinations with these dates in mind, as the prior versions of these CST’s will no longer be available.
It is advised that you to take the exams before the September version goes into effect, particularly if you are taking the Multi-Subject as an Early Childhood, Childhood, Early Childhood-Childhood, or Childhood Special Education student. Early Childhood-Childhood students that wait until September 22nd will have to take both the Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood and the Multi-Subject Teachers of Childhood....whereas the current Multi-Subject test covers both.
***When the revised Multi-Subject tests are implemented, candidates will need to pass each of the three sections of the assessment, (the Math, the English Language Arts and general knowledge sections will be scored separately) to meet the certification requirements.
The following tests do not yet have revised materials out: Social Studies, Students with Disabilities, English to Speakers of Other Languages, Music.
- Dr. Marie White to Present at SEYS Research Symposium at Queens College October 22
- School of Education Homecoming Dinner
- School of Education Students Take the Lead!
- Dr. JoAnn Looney Appointed to NYACTE Board of Directors
- Summer 2014 Update on State Certification Tests
- NYC SOE Team Signs on as Board Members with the CAUSE
- High School Students Visit with Teacher Alyssa Rice-Cruz, Nyack NYC Alumna
- NYC Writing Center Offers ALST Workshop for School of Education Teacher Candidates
- Change to the edTPA requirement
- Annual School of Education Annual Awards Dinner
- SOE Majors Present in CSGE Student Research Conference
- Kara Fulop of GoodSports International and LOGOS Language School of Hungary Visits SOE
- Student Behavior Management Webinar Held in the Ed Lab
- Five Nyack Teacher Candidates Receive Scholar-Athlete Recognition by the CACC
- Early Childhood Education Students Enjoy Transitions Conference -- Common Core Kaleidoscope
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