Open menu button Close menu button

School of Education

The CUNY CITE project is dedicated to funding research projects that help further our understanding of how we can fit computing education into preparing the next generation of teachers.

Below are the projects CUNY CITE have funded among their partner colleges in the 2023-24 funding cycle.

In line with its continuing efforts to serve the citizens of this Borough, and the City of New York, the College of Staten Island/The City University of New York, is offering the Doctoral program, the EdD in Community-Based Leadership. The program is the first of its kind in the nation.

The program prepares professionals from all sectors supporting young people, including education, social work, psychology/mental health, medicine, business, and law, to lead cross-sector coalitions in service of the success and well-being of all of our children.

In light of recent events throughout the nation and our community, we are taking this opportunity to affirm our commitment to education of anti-racist school and district leaders. As Coordinators of CSI’s Educational Leadership Program we believe that we have an essential role to play in preparing diverse leaders who will actively combat racism in their schools and communities. Our students, staff, and neighbors of color deserve no less.

School of Education

Building 3S Room 208

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm

Take your next step toward NYS teacher certification! In less than 5 minutes, apply for an exam voucher - save money and ready yourself for your teaching career, with vouchers sponsored by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Candidates must be preparing to graduate with their bachelor’s degree from an undergraduate/initial certification program in Spring 2024.
  • Candidates must use the voucher to schedule their exam prior to graduation and apply for certification before 8/31/24.
  • Candidates may apply for a second exam voucher after demonstrating proof of passing a first exam.
  • To receive a voucher, candidates are expected to adequately prepare for their exams.

Certification Exam Resources:

  1. Within Blackboard, access certification prep materials, including folders for the EAS and Multi-Subject CST exam.
  2. For additional exam information, test frameworks, and preparation guides, visit the Exam Overview page on
  3. CUNY also maintains a YouTube channel with videos on how to understand and approach certification exams.

APPLY TODAY! Vouchers are limited, and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis!

Questions? Email CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs.

Teaching is a vital profession, perhaps now more than ever. To do it well requires passion and dedication but also a fundamental understanding of children and learning, proficiency in a variety of pedagogies, the ability to formulate a sound plan, and the wisdom to know when to deviate from it. To do it well rewards you with deep relationships with children and adolescents and psychic pleasure in watching them learn and grow under your tutelage. To do it well in the 21st century results in opportunities for many students that they would not otherwise have. The School of Education is committed to following these principles as it enhances its academic offerings and co-curricular opportunities in ways that meet the needs of students, schools and communities.

Meet the Interim Dean

Picture of College Graduation

Dr. Burnett Joiner is the Interim Dean of the School of Education.   Dr. Joiner was most recently Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies at Benedict College and was previously Senior VP for Academic Affairs at Benedict College, VP for Academic Affairs at Wiley College, Dean of the College of Education at Mississippi Valley State University, and President and CEO of Livingston College and Hood Theological Seminary. He received his Ph.D. in Education and Psychology at University of South Carolina, an MA in Educational Administration at Bradley University, and a BS in Education from Alcorn State University.


The School of Education offers academic programs in concert with its mission, vision and goals and from which graduates master some core practices.