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Welcome to the School of Education

Message from Interim Dean Gaoyin Qian

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As we are fighting the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, I want you to know that we are committed to providing support that will enable you to learn, teach, and serve remotely. In this uncertain and evolving situation, we will use this website to provide updates and resources for our entire School of Education community. A sense of community is deep-rooted in our beliefs and reflected in the Lehman Urban Transformative Education (LUTE) framework that advocates empowering learners, educating for equality, realizing potential, and affirming diversity. What keeps us staying together and going forward is our common goal to provide a better future through the education of children and students in New York City and the Bronx. Over the last two weeks, I have seen and experienced the incredible power of community where our students, faculty, and staff have been working together to support and care for each other. We need community now more than ever before.

I know this is an unprecedented and challenging time. We all share our concerns for the health, safety, and well-being of our families, loved ones, colleagues, and friends. Please practice social distancing for the health and safety of yourself and others around you. It is essential that we work together, draw on our strengths, and show our caring and kindness for each other. In times of difficulties and challenges, we are committed to supporting students, faculty, and staff while they are continuing to learn, teach, and deliver services remotely.

We have established the following hotlines for you to call if you have urgent needs:

• For Student and Academic Support, please call Dr. Serigne Gningue: 718-960-8262.

• For Faculty and Staff Support, please call Dr. Gaoyin Qian: 718-960-8307.

Stay healthy and safe,

Gaoyin Qian

Interim Dean

March 31, 2020

School of Education (SOE) offices and support services continue to be available remotely. Please contact us!

Email/phone office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm unless otherwise noted (lunch hours will vary)

School of Education: Support Services for Student

School of Education: Departments

School of Education: Support for Faculty and Staff



Lehman LUTE FrameworkLEHMAN COLLEGE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION STUDENTS: GRE Fee Reduction Program! Please review the website information and attached forms: Information Sheet (PDF), Fee Reduction Request Form (PDF), Fee Reduction for Unemployed (PDF)

The School of Education is comprised of more than twenty-five nationally recognized and/or New York State-approved teacher, counselor, and educational leader certification and advanced certificate programs. The mission is to facilitate the development of competent, caring, and qualified educators.

The School offers undergraduate and graduate programs, some offer both monolingual and bilingual options. These programs are committed to preparing pre-service and in-service teachers, educational leaders, and school counselors with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become proficient and caring educators and counselors.

Lehman College’s School of Education is actively engaged with over 200 schools based in the Bronx, lower Westchester, as well as the other boroughs of New York City. Each of these collaborations and partnerships represents the School of Education’s commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of students, teachers, school counselors, principals, families, and school communities.

The School of Education was re-accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2015, while its Counselor Education program was re-accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in 2019. The school will have the CAEP onsite visit for continuing accreditation on April 25-27, 2021. We celebrated our candidates, our graduates and our programs during a poster showcase for the 2015 CAEP on-site visit!

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