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Message from the Dean

From Michael Middleton, Klara and Larry Silverstein Dean

Welcome to the Hunter College School of Education.  Founded in 1870 as New York City’s first teacher-preparation school, Hunter continues its deep commitment to advancing our understanding and practice of education in an urban context and to engaging our students as they prepare to enter increasingly complex and diverse communities as professionals in education.  Through research, teaching and community engagement, SOE faculty, staff and students make significant contributions to improving the lives of youth, families, and the community.   

Under the leadership of President Jennifer J Raab, the President of Hunter College, SOE faculty, staff and students make significant contributions to improving the lives of youth, families, and the community.   Graduates of our programs assume roles of responsibility and leadership in PreK-12 classrooms, schools and school districts, research and policy centers, and community agencies.  By using reflective practice and translating research into action, they are prepared to guide the academic, social and emotional development of children, adolescents and adults.

CEHD relies on strong partnerships in local schools and agencies to enhance the experience of our students.  We believe our work is built on the strengths and assets of the dynamic urban community in which we live.

Our website provides the opportunity for you to learn more about SOE and each of our three academic departments – Curriculum and Teaching, Educational Foundations and Counseling, and Special Education.  Each department offers a broad range of outstanding programs in the field of education and educator preparation for experienced educators as well as those new to the profession.

I hope your exploration of our website leads you to learn more about SOE, our faculty and programs and invite you to take the next step and make a difference!

Michael Middleton

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