2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Education Department aims at preparing teacher candidates to work with diverse populations through the development of a strong professional commitment and a disposition that all students can learn. The department believes that becoming a teacher is a life-long journey of learning and caring.


Chair: M. Leipold; Graduate Coordinator: R. McMahon; Professor Emeritus: P. Antonacci; Associate Professors: M. Leipold; Assistant Professors: C. Hardigree, A. Howerton-Fox, D. Gunn, CFC; Clinical Senior Lecturer: R. McMahon; Director of Student Teaching: E Small; Fieldwork Coordinator:  W. Zimmerman.

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

The competent teacher candidate/completer:

  • Demonstrates commitment to the teaching profession;
  • Is knowledgeable of content and pedagogy;
  • Applies educational research and learning theory to practice;
  • Engages positively with local and global communities; and
  • Uses assessment to inform instruction.

Iona is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), and is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards.

New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE)

Iona College Pass Rates (2018-2019):

Educating All Students 201 (EAS)

Total Completers 36
Percentage Passed 92%

Education Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA)

Percentage of Completers Passing (2019) 95%        

CST Childhood Multi-Subject (211/212/245 and/or 221/222/245)

Total Completers 24
Percentage Passed 78%

CST Adolescent Content Areas (Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, Social Studies, or Spanish)

Total Completers 13
Percentage Passed 92%

Admission to the Program

Candidates seeking admission to an undergraduate or five-year teacher certification program must fulfill the following requirements by the end of their sophomore year for undergraduate programs or the end of their junior year for five-year programs:

  1. Submit completed application to preferred program;
  2. Uphold a minimum GPA of 3.0 with 30 credits or more at the time of admission.
  3. Obtain a “B” grade or better in courses in English composition, speech communications, and one mathematics course. Use of appropriate speech in the admission interview process may substitute for the required grade in speech communications.
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation, including one from education department and for five-year programs, one from department major.
  5. Provide successful completion of standardized tests approved by New York State (SAT/ACT for undergraduate programs, GRE for five-year programs).
  6. Provide writing sample demonstrating capacity to fulfill program expectations as stated in the department’s Student Learning Outcomes.
  7. Display speech communication skills demonstrating capacity to fulfill program expectations as stated in the department’s Student Learning Outcomes.

The Education Department’s Admissions Committee will evaluate all requests for admission to the program and monitor each candidate’s performance and professional dispositions throughout the program.


    Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Arts/Master of Science in TeachingBachelor of Science/Master of Science in Teaching

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