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Graduate Childhood Education

Graduate Childhood Education

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The School of Education Philosophy The philosophy of the School of Education is reflected within our faculty-generated Conceptual Framework that guides all course offerings and syllabi.

Our mission is to prepare knowledgeable, reflective, and caring educators who are qualified and committed to teaching and leading in diverse communities. Five themes comprise the Conceptual Framework:

  • Developing In-Depth Knowledge About the World
  • Becoming Skillful, Reflective Practitioners
  • Educating For and About Diversity
  • Nurturing Leadership for Learning                                 
  • Building Caring Communities

If you need to talk to us, please refer to the following faculty:


David Crismond​
Associate Professor
Room NAC 4/218A
p:  212-650-8436

Jan Valle
Associate Professor
Room NAC 4/212D
p:  212-650-5186

Special Issues

Laura Gellert
Director of the Childhood Education Program
Room NAC 3/207C
p: 212.650.5796



Laura Gellert
Program Director

North Academic Center
Room 3/207C
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 212.650.5796