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Curriculum and Instruction


Department overview

The Department, offers undergraduate and graduate courses designed to prepare  in-service and pre-service teachers to research, develop, implement and evaluate knowledge and practices that increase preK-12 student achievement within and outside of school. Curriculum refers to the  WHAT K-12 students are expected to learn and  WHAT teachers are expected to teach.  Instruction is the HOW that learning and teaching is to be achieved.

Obtainable jobs
  • Teacher, Early Childhood (Ages Birth-Grade 3)
  • Teacher, Childhood (Grades K-8)
  • Teacher, Adolescence (Grades 9-12)
  • Teacher of English Language Learners
  • Special Education Teacher, Self-contained
  • Special Education Teacher, Inclusive Classroom
  • Grade Leader
  • Adult Literacy
  • Prison Educator
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Testing Coordinator
  • School Leader (Principal, Assistant Principal)
  • District Leader (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Borough Field Support Center)
  • Corporate Trainer

Certified Graduates are eligible for these positions in Traditional Public Schools, Charter Schools, Independent Schools, Parochial Schools, Private Schools, and other entities including non-profits and corporations.

Full Time Faculty


  • Deirdre Armitage
  • Diane Brescia
  • Joanne German
  • Bryan McGuckin
  • Walter Palmer
  • Gail Rosenberg
  • El Samuels

Adjunct Faculty

  • Charles Amundsen
  • Loreta Andersen
  • Joel Berger
  • Anna Carter
  • Steve Cucchia
  • Michael Decenzo
  • Terence Egan
  • Frank Fader
  • Gary Fernando
  • Barbara Ferrante
  • Arthur Forster
  • Barbara Glass
  • Sharon Jacobson
  • Marion Mammana
  • Diane Matteo
  • Joe Mcananama
  • Denise Mcnamara
  • Candace Mcneece
  • Jennifer Olsen
  • Judy Pinzone
  • Gail Rosenberg
  • Francisco Salgado Robles
  • Ciro Scardina
  • Alek Schilis
  • Marquitta Speller
  • Jennifer Terzic
  • Gail Wangel
  • Judy Wilson

Department Facilities

Education Building
Willowbrook Campus

Department Contact

Margaret E. Bérci
Chairperson and Associate Professor
Phone : 718.982.4133
Contact Via Email
Margaret Nichols
Administrative Assistant & Secretary to the Chairpersons
Phone : 718.982.3716
Contact Via Email
Mary Ann Durante
Office Assistant
Phone : 718.982.3719
Contact Via Email

Secondary Contact
Contact Us/Staff