School of Education

School of Education

School of Education: Preparing Future School Leaders

For more than 40 years, Pace’s School of Education has prepared students to meet the requirements for teaching certification and to be agents of change in their communities. The School of Education partners with more than 130 elementary, middle, and high schools throughout New York City and currently has more than 240 candidates as “teachers of record” in high-need subject areas such as science and special education in the NYC schools.

The School also supports curriculum development and special initiatives for groups throughout the city including:

  • Co-sponsoring a citywide conference that promotes quality afterschool programs
  • Working with the New York City Department of Education Teaching Fellows to address the severe teacher shortage in the New York City public school system
  • Working with the Scripps Research Institute to strengthen the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) network on a national level
  • Collaborating with the Coalition of Asian-American Children and Families
  • Conducting research at Pace’s Center for Teaching and Research in Autism (TARA) including developing a program to help young adults with Autism/Asperger Syndrome succeed in college In 2011, the School of Education was awarded $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Education to restructure Pace’s programs to prepare dually certified general and special educators to fill a growing need.

In 2012, the School opened its TeachLiveTM Lab on the New York City Campus. The Lab uses interactive avatar technology to provide teachers the opportunity to practice teaching skills. Pace is one of only 10 universities in the country and the only school in the Northeast to use this technology.

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