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From the Chair, Dr. Wesley Pitts

Wesley PittsWelcome to the Department of Middle and High School Education. In keeping with our LUTE (Lehman Urban Transformative Education), we prepare students for initial New York State certification to teach academic and special subjects in middle and high schools, grades 5-12. Undergraduate Teacher Education Program sequences have been designed for students wanting certification in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, and Foreign Languages. Read More

 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are delivering services remotely. While we are temporarily physically distant, we will remain virtually connected. We welcome inquiries from prospective students and visitors, as well as offering continued support and advisement for our current graduate and undergraduate students.

Advisement is available online and via e-mail. Please follow the link below to contact your advisor. Please note that when you call the MHSE Office, faculty or staff member you will receive a recording. We encourage you to please leave a message. The messages will be recorded and emailed to the appropriate faculty or staff member. The office voice mail will be monitored on a daily basis.

Please visit the MHSE Spring 2020 Office Hours webpage (Advisement) The page includes a list of faculty members and program coordinators and the mode(s) that you can communicate with them remotely.

If you are a prospective student or a currently enrolled student who needs further support, please free to contact us via the general inquiry form linked below or via the MHSE Office voicemail (718-960 8171.)

Middle & High School Education General Inquiry Form

Student Scholarships Opportunities

Milman Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship for Innovation in Teaching Program, 2020-21

The Milman Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate candidates in educator preparation programs to explore innovative ideas and strategies in learning how to effectively teach to students in high needs schools through the integration of arts.


LUTE-STEM is Lehman’s second USDOE-sponsored urban residency program. Each cohort will be comprised of 25 high achieving, diverse individuals who will participate in a year-long paid residency in a high need school located in the Bronx (15+ hours per week during fall semester and full-time during spring semester).

Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute – Bilingual Extension

The Lehman College TESOL Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI) is a one-year cohort program for twenty eligible NYS teachers who want to obtain a TESOL teaching certificate. The program is open to full-time certified teachers assigned to a bilingual program for AY 2020-2021. The CR-ITI-BE is a 12-month program (June 2020 – May 2021).

Take care of yourselves and let us know how we can continue to support you during this time.

The Department of Middle & High School Education