Welcome to School of Education at the College of Staten Island. I invite you to explore who we are and how we offer you outstanding opportunities to develop as a professional educator. Working with partners in the liberal arts and sciences, our expert faculty members expose students to rigorous content knowledge, universal principles of teaching and learning, and structured interactions with students in schools that culminate in a mentored student teaching experience. 

The School of Education at CSI has historical roots spanning more than four decades, with a strong and growing network of professionals who have taken their place in leadership positions in the field of education.CSI has nearly 700 of its recent graduates teaching in Staten Island public schools today, with more than 500 others found in positions elsewhere in the city and beyond. Many of our alumni are now serving in leadership positions, well prepared by our nationally accredited programs. Each degree and certificate program is committed to the development of intellectual autonomy and professional responsibility in students of diverse academic and cultural backgrounds.

The School of Education at CSI is home to an esteemed faculty housed in two departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Studies. Full time and adjunct faculty members are dedicated to rigorous instruction, innovative pedagogy, and personal mentoring that foster intellectual growth and career advancement. Collectively, the faculty has authored groundbreaking monographs, best-selling textbooks, and scholarly articles in leading academic journals. School of Education professors serve on the boards of prestigious academic associations and institutions, and engage in the public discourse on leading educational issues of our day. 

As a historian of education, I can tell you that programs of teacher preparation are always, but arguably now more than ever, under scrutiny by teachers and principals, policy makers and accreditors. The CSI School of Education embraces the opportunity that such scrutiny brings.  Its faculty continually assesses the needs of students and schools as it adjusts and expands the programs it offers to meet them. As Dean, I am especially committed to strengthening our many partnerships with local schools in order to further intertwine the preparation of future teachers with the education of current students. I welcome you to join the CSI School of Education in its endeavors.

Kenneth M. Gold
Dean of the School of Education