Welcome to the Website of
the Department of Leadership and Special Education
The City College of New York!
Our department chair is Professor Susan Semel. The department office is in NA 6/207B and the phone number is (212) 650-7262. The department assistant is Sharon Armstrong.
The mission statement of The City College School of Education of The City University of the City of New York is to prepare knowledgeable, reflective, caring educators who are committed to teaching and leading in diverse communities in urban settings. There are five strands within the mission statement that permeate the curriculum and pedagogy of the program. They are:
1. Educating for and about diversity
2. Developing in-depth knowledge about the world
3. Becoming skillful, reflective practitioners
4. Promoting leadership for learning
5. Building caring communities
The above mission statement and specific strands are infused throughout the Programs and Courses in the Department of Leadership and Special Education.
Prospective students wishing further information for specific programs should click on the appropriate link on the left side menu. We hope that this Website will provide the information necessary to help you to meet your goal to become a teacher or administrator.