Department overview

Teachers and School Leaders make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities as they use their professional knowledge to create classrooms where all children experience the opportunity to be successful in school and in life. In the Educational Studies Department, you will learn how to understand the lives of your students and apply your knowledge to creating instruction that meets the needs of all learners.

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.

Faculty & Staff



Director Listing:

  • Deirdre Armitage, Ph.D.
    Director of Fieldwork
    Building 3S, Room 207C
    Phone: 718-982-3741
  • Diane Brescia, BA
    Director of Program Administration
    Building 3S, Room 211
    Phone: 718-982-3877
  • Gail Rosenberg, MS, SAS
    Director of Teacher Performance Assessment Preparation
    Building 3S, Room 216
    Phone: 718-982-3692

Staff Listing:

  • Joanne German
    Administrative Assistant
    Student Teaching, Accreditation, and SLS
    Building 3S, Room 205
    Phone: 718-982-3715
  • Bryan McGuckin, BA
    Computer Laboratory Technician
    Building 3S, Room 206
    Phone: 718-982-3980
  • Walter Palmer, BS
    College Assistant/Computer Laboratory Technician
    Building 3S, Room 206
    Phone: 718-982-3698

Adjunct Faculty

  • Debbie Almontaser
  • Louia Bruschi
  • James DeFrancesco
  • Cynthia DiFolco
  • Noah Kippley-Ogman
  • Contessa McNulty
  • Omri Shick
  • Lisa Solitario
  • Marquita Speller
  • Kerry Spillane

Department Facilities