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Gretchen Johnson

Faculty and Staff Profiles

Gretchen Johnson

Acting Associate Dean Associate Professor

School/Division
Department
Office
NAC 3/213
Phone Number: 
212-650-5302
Secondary Phone: 
718-683-6082
Email: 
gjohnson@ccny.cuny.edu
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Profile
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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; 
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Education
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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
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Courses Taught
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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)
     
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Research Interests
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Research Interests:

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