Education - Graduate

The graduate programs in education offer New York state teacher and administrative leadership certification. A Master of Science in Education in general professional education is also available for those interested in educating adults and children in non-certification positions in health care, nonprofit organizations and community education programs, to name a few.

Professors are experienced public and private school teachers and bring real-world case studies to the classroom to help students prepare for their pre-service teaching experiences.

Current Education StudentsHands-on practice provides students with real-world teaching experience and a foundation upon which to build a practical knowledge base, more effective teaching strategies and leadership skills. Le Moyne’s pre-service teachers are placed in rural, urban and suburban school settings and introduced to children with different educational needs. Students are paired with their cooperating teachers the semester before their student teaching allowing for relationship building. It also allows them to develop and agree upon expectations of the pre-service teaching experience. Weekly supervision and support is provided by the Department of Education to ensure an effective student teaching experience. In addition to the formal teaching setting, students have the opportunity to work in high-poverty urban and rural school settings as tutors and mentors.

Forms and ResourcesInitiatives and projects have been forged with external community groups and schools to offer students and Department of Education faculty a greater application of effective teaching skills, service and leadership. The department sponsors in-service teacher training at state, parochial and private school systems; science and math institutes to help local teachers learn new content and teaching strategies; and volunteer work aiding nonprofit organizations through training.

Teaching, scholarship and service serve as the foundation for the Department of Education’s mission. They allow the department to reach its goal of producing graduates who will make a difference in the lives of the many students they will teach.

Work by Le Moyne Faculty Contributes to City's Designation as Pacesetter for Literacy

Thanks in part to the work of Le Moyne's Frank Ridzi, Sunita Singh and Monica Sylvia, and their involvement with the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County, Syracuse is one of 38 communities in the nation recently designated as a 2013 Community Pacesetter for child literacy. Read a story from Syracuse.com on the recognition.

In 2011, research developed by the three Le Moyne professors and conducted in the field by students at the College evaluated the impact of the book distribution as part of the Imagination Library, a program founded by Dolly Parton, which provides books on a monthly basis to every enrolled child from birth to age 5.

Currently the program sends books to nearly 1,400 children in three city zip codes; that will grow to children in all city zip codes if funding can be secured. Nearly 45,000 books have been distributed in the city since 2010.

The research showed significant positive results for the program, including the fact that it has a positive effect on family reading regardless of child age, gender, family income, parental education, race, parental nation of birth and primary language.


Fall 2013 Newsletter Now Available

The Education Department is very grateful to our students, faculty, adjunct faculty, staff and administration for their role in the many successful initiatives we had this past year. We have highlighted many of these in our fall 2013 newsletter articles.  Download the newsletter (pdf)