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Gretchen Johnson

Acting Associate Dean
Associate Professor

School/Division

School of Education

Department

Teaching Learning and Culture: Undergraduate Childhood Education, Graduate Childhood Education

Office

NAC 3/213

p: 212-650-5302

p: 718-683-6082

e: gjohnson@ccny.cuny.edu

  • Profile

    Short Biography:

    1. Associate Professor in City College School of Education, September 2000-present
    2. Acting Chair and then Chair of the Department of Leadership and Special Education 2011-2012 
    3. Chair of Department of Childhood Education (now the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture) 2002-2009 
    4. Director of the Graduate Program in Childhood Education 2000-2002 
    5. Before coming to CCNY: Assistant and then Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Old Westbury 1983-2000; Chair of Faculty Senate 1999-2000; Chair of the Department of Teacher Education 1986-1990
    6. Pre-college work experience: Site Coordinator, dropout prevention program in East Harlem, N.Y.C; Consultant, Project Head Start; eight years experience as teacher in New York City Schools at early childhood, elementary and middle school levels; 



  • Education

    Educational Background:

    • PhD in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, New York University 
    • MS in Science Education, Yeshiva University
    • BS in Biology, Queens College of the City University of New York



  • Courses Taught

    Undergraduate Courses: 

    • How Young Children Learn Mathematics (EDCE 32204) 
    • Student Teaching Seminar and Differentiated Instruction (EDCE 41500) 
    • Student Teaching Supervision (EDCE 41800

     Graduate Courses: 



    • How Children Learn Mathematics: Implications for Teachers I and II (EDCE 6000C and EDCE 6100C) 
    • Curriculum Development in Childhood Education I and II (EDCE 2900F and EDCE 3000F)
    • Mathematics for Teaching (EDCE 5950C) 
    • Workshops in Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention (required for certification as a teacher in New York State)



  • Research Interests

    Research Interests:

    1. Interdisciplinary Instruction 
    2. Aesthetic Education and Teacher Education
    3. Teacher Professional Development 
    4. Change in Education
       


  • Publications

     Selected Publications and Presentations: 

    • Johnson, G.L. (in progress) Promoting the professional development of higher education faculty through participation in a collaborative in aesthetic education (to be submitted for review September 2012)
    • Johnson, G.L. and Franklin, C.(2010). Disrupting the taken for granted: Exploring urban teacher candidate experiences in aesthetic education. Thinking Skills and Creativity (50% contribution) 
    • Johnson, G. L. and Franklin, C. (2008). Disrupting the taken for granted: Urban teacher education and aesthetic lines of inquiry, 2nd Annual National Conference (3/24/07) Aesthetic Education: Expanding notions of excellence in K-18 learning communities. Equity Studies Research Center and Lincoln Center Institute, Queens College CUNY, (refereed conference proceeding) http://qcpages.cuny.edu/Education/equity_studies_research_center.htm (50% contribution) 
    • Edelson, R.J. and Johnson, G.L. (Winter 2003/2004) Music makes math meaningful Childhood Education 80 (2), 65-70. (50% contribution) 
    • Johnson, G.L. and Edelson, R.J. (2003) Integrating music and mathematics in the elementary classroom Teaching Children Mathematics 9 (8), 474-479. (60% contribution) 
    • Johnson, G.L. (January 2004). "Accreditation agencies promote change at CCNY School of Education." Education Update IX (5), 13.





  • Additional Information

    Accreditation Reports (singly authored) 

    Program Review for Undergraduate Programs in Childhood Education, submitted to the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), January 2008; program received accreditation in October 2008.

    Program Review for Graduate Programs in Childhood Education, submitted to the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), January 2008; program received accreditation in October 2008.

    Program Review for Undergraduate Programs in Childhood Education, submitted to the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), fall 2002; program received accreditation in May 2003.

    Program Review for Graduate Programs in Childhood Education, submitted to the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), September 2002; rejoinder submitted May 2003; Program received accreditation in September 2003. 



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