The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership offers many different teacher-preparation programs on both the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as an educational leadership advanced certificate program. All of our programs are registered with the New York State Education Department and lead to New York State teacher certification, which is required for working in public schools in New York State.
At LIU Brooklyn, we prepare new teachers and education leaders who are just starting out in the field, and we help practicing professionals enhance their careers with additional specializations. All of our programs emphasize hands-on learning in a multicultural context, specifically tailoring the curriculum to address the rich racial, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity of our urban environment. Classes are small, fostering an atmosphere of inquiry and reflection.
Fieldwork, internships, and student teaching placements are in partner schools especially selected for excellence and diversity. With our emphasis on practice, students are out in the schools – observing, learning, and doing – from the very beginning and have a head-start on student interaction and classroom instruction.