School of Education Celebrates Historic Milestones

This year, the School of Education, under the exceptional leadership of Dr. JoAnn Looney, celebrates two milestones. On the Rockland campus, we mark the 50th anniversary and in New York City, the 20th anniversary. Nyack’s School of Education operates under a conceptual framework called, S.A.L.T. (Service, Academics, Leadership and Teaching). This framework was coined by the former School of Education dean, Dr. Bennett Schepens, who is now our assistant provost and director of institutional assessment and Prof. James Nichols.

The School of Education holds accreditation from the prestigious National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which establishes standards for teacher preparation. Nyack offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and dual bachelor’s/master’s degree—with specializations in English, social studies, math, childhood education, special education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)—are all nationally recognized by professional agencies. Graduates teach in inner city, rural and suburban schools. They circle the globe to teach English. They are school board members, administrators, school developers and researchers.