Welcome to the Department of Education and Academic Literacy

We are committed to supporting students in every way possible. Our students require support and exposure to the most up-to-date tools and pedagogy. Our goal is to ensure that our graduates meet all the standards necessary to reach their goals in the workforce or when transferring to four-year institutions.

We offer certificate programs in Assistant of Children with Special Needs Education and Bilingual Early Childhood Education Assistant.  We offer Associate of Applied Science in Education, Associate of Art in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Early Childhood and Childhood Education option and Associate of Art in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Secondary Education option.

Assistant of Children with Special Needs | Bilingual Early Childhood Assistant | Early Childhood Assistant | Education Associate AAS | Liberal Arts and Sciences: Early Childhood and Childhood Education Option AALiberal Arts and Sciences: Secondary Education Option AA

Meet the Staff

We have established a state-of-the-art learning environment to help education majors become competent in implementing tools of technology for study, research and best pedagogical practices.


Future Teachers’ Club

The Future Teachers’ Club, formerly the Family Literacy and Education Society, has played an active role on campus for the past 26 years. The student club is composed of approximately 60 students per academic year. Students network with one other, their classmates, and from time to time with other campus clubs.

The club disseminates pertinent information about the department’s student support services, educational programs, and career opportunities. Members of the club participated in a CUNY-wide conference hosted by pre-service education trainees from the various colleges within the university that have education programs. Each year the Future Teachers’ Club sponsors Education Day on our campus.


Education & Academic Literacy
Colston Hall [CO], Room 429

Joan E. Wilson

CUNY Administrative Assistant:
Renée Mastrangelo
Colston Hall [CO], Room 429
Phone: 718-289-5679

CUNY Office Assistant:
Tara Chiraunjilal
Colston Hall [CO], Room 437
Phone: 718-289-5692


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