Division of Social Sciences
To inquire about this program:
Alan Cohen | 212-774-4851 | E-mail
* The Education programs at Marymount Manhattan College are being discontinued and are no longer accepting applications. Students who have already entered the programs and are actively pursuing their degrees will be able to complete their degree requirements.
Individuals who wish to become teachers should speak to the department chair, Professor Alan Cohen (212-774-4851, firstname.lastname@example.org), about options for becoming a teacher, including how to become a teacher after the completion of a bachelor’s degree program in the liberal arts.
Upon completing the Teacher Education Certification Program, MMC students will be able to:
- Communicate effectively as a reader, a speaker, a writer;
- Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills;
- Research, analyze, and synthesize information;
- Apply quantitative reasoning skills;
- Exhibit social, political, and global awareness;
- Express themselves creatively;
- Explain the interconnectedness between human nature and values, the physical world, society and the histories and structures of particular civilizations, the literary arts, and the fine and performing arts;
- Apply his/her knowledge to community issues and actions;
- Articulate the value of diversity as a responsible member of the world community.
Students in the Education Program represent a wide range of ages, cultures, ethnicities, educational backgrounds, and life experiences. They come from all over the country and from all over the world. Many are recent high school graduates who pursue the Education Program soon after their first semester at MMC, while others return to college after raising a family. There are also career changers who bring years of work experience in areas such as business and the arts.
Learning by Doing
Students in MMC's Education Programs do not just study theory and practice — they learn actively in contact with children and youth in public, private, and parochial schools and agencies. They participate in school observations, site visits, conferences, seminars, practice and tutorials, internships and student teaching.
How to become a New York State Certified Teacher
All of the Education Programs at Marymount Manhattan College are registered and approved by the New York State Education Department. New York State has reciprocal rights for certification in most states.
In order to become eligible for New York State Certification, students who satisfy the requirements of the program must also:
— Pass New York State's Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE) for initial teacher certification
— Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or better
— Earn a grade of at least a B minus in all required Education courses.
Please consult the Academic Catalog for more details about requirements.
Kappa Delta Pi
A chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, was initiated at Marymount Manhattan College in 1997. Students who meet the criteria are recognized for outstanding contributions to Education. Membership activities encourage professional fellowship and enhance professional growth.
Dependent upon your chosen course of study and certification, a few of the careers you can pursue are:
Private/Public School Teacher
Teacher of Speech and Language Disabilities
High School Teacher
Helpful Career Links:
Lisette Caesar, graduate of MMC's Teacher Education Program, is principal of NYC's Mosaic Preparatory Academy a new elementary school in East Harlem.
MMC Alumni have distinguished themselves in the field of Education. Each of the alumna listed below holds a New York State teacher certification:
Weng Cheng is a teacher of science and math in a parochial school in Yonkers.
Fideline Ampat Segall is a teacher of High School English in a New York City Department of Education high school.
Julianne Gics is an Art teacher in a public school in New York City.
Lauren Verfenstein is a performer and theater teacher for elementary and adolescent learners on Long Island.
Alexandra Martin, an artist and museum educator, is the founder and director of the after-school Children and Art program.
Barbara Hagall Gambino, a teacher of Speech and Language Disabilities, is Local Instructional Superintendent of New York City Department of Education Region 9
Loretta Fiumefreddo-Caputo, Special Education teacher, is the Principal of PS134, Manhattan
State Approved Teacher Certification Programs at MMC
- Childhood Education/Special Education (Grades 1-6) Dual Certification
- Adolescent Education Program: English or Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
- Adolescent Education: 7-12 Dual (with special education)
- Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (Grades 1-12)