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Dr. Iris Goldberg

CAMPUS:Westchester Graduate Campus
DEPARTMENT: Teacher Education

Director Early Childhood/ Childhood Programs
Assistant Professor of Education

B.A, Queens College - City University of New York
Masters of Professional Studies - Manhattanville  College
Ph.D. in Education - New York University

Iris Goldberg, Director of Early Childhood/Childhood Programs and Assistant Professor of Education at the Westchester  Campus of Hudson Graduate Centers,  Long Island University, teaches a broad range of courses including several offerings in early childhood and special education. Dr. Goldberg oversees the implementation of the MS. Ed. programs in Early Childhood and Childhood Education; Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education; and Early Childhood and  Literacy as well as advanced certification programs in the area of Early Childhood.

Dr. Goldberg has extensive experience teaching a range of graduate courses at several metropolitan area colleges and universities. She holds a master's degree in special education/ learning disabilities and a Ph.D. in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from New York University.

Iris Goldberg’s career has spanned the domains of general and special education. Her teaching career began as an elementary school teacher in New York City. She then taught special education, as a special class teacher and consultant teacher, in the Rye City School District. Dr. Goldberg went on to serve as the Rye City School District CSE chairperson and has assumed leadership roles on the literacy team, curriculum council,  strategic planning committee, as well as in the role of program designer.  She also worked as a staff developer in Rye, and other districts in Westchester County. 

 As a teacher educator, Dr. Goldberg has focused her interest in the areas of integration, inclusion and collaborative models. She designed an elementary consultant teacher model that received commendation from the New York State Education Dept., and also designed and implemented a model for an integrated early literacy support program and a middle school co-teaching model. In addition, she developed a partnership with Japanese special educators that involved  a relationship with Japanese schools particularly focused on returning special education students and also organized exchange visits of special educators from both countries.  Dr. Goldberg has researched, published, presented and provided professional development in the areas of educational collaboration, and special education practices and instruction in integrated settings.  She has also been a frequent manuscript reviewer for Corwin Press.  In addition, Dr. Goldberg has worked as an educational evaluator and private clinician.


Collaborative models in school communities
Educating students in inclusive settings
Teaching students with disabilities in the least restrictive environmentEarly Childhood curriculum,  models and methods


“Implementing the Consultant Teacher Model: Interfacing Multiple Linking Relationships and Roles With Systemic Conditions,” published in the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation

“Integrating Students Diagnosed At-Risk: A Case Study of a Third-Grade Inclusionary Classroom” ( Dissertation.)


Honor Society Pi Lambda Theta NYU

Council for Exceptional Children Recognition Award for Exemplary Service to Students With Special Needs

Extraordinary Service to Rye Public Schools as a member of Curriculum Council 

Professional Affiliations

CEC (Council for Exceptional Children)  Chapter 615  ( served as vice president and president)

NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children)

WAEYC (Westchester Association for the Education of Young Children)

NYSATE (New York State Association for Teacher Education)

ASCD ( Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling

Site visitor for validation of Effective Practices  S3TAIR Project