City’s Teacher Colleges Rated in DOE Report

August 17, 2013 Updated: August 19, 2013

NEW YORK—The city’s Department of Education has released its first teacher preparation program ratings report. 

The study looked into how the city’s teacher education schools are faring in terms of performance, training teachers for high-need subjects, and placing teachers in high-need schools.

Touro College, Mercy College, and Adelphi University trained the highest percentage of their total teachers in high-need areas like math, science, special education, and English as a Second Language. Notably, 86 percent of licenses from Touro College and 70 percent of licenses from Mercy College were issued to special education teachers. 

The study also tallied the total number of teachers from each program working in the city’s highest-needs schools. Mercy College, Lehman College, and City College are training more teachers, as a percentage of the total diplomas issued by each institution, than other teacher schools in the city.

“These reports represent one step of several we are taking to foster dialogue and partnership with our schools of education,” wrote David Weiner, deputy chancellor for talent, labor and innovation at the Department of Education, in a letter to Columbia Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman. “In October, we plan to convene a roundtable of deans of education to facilitate further dialogue and collaboration.”

New York City’s teacher colleges by the numbers

17,000, the number of teachers from more than 200 schools of education across the country who applied to work in New York City public schools this year.

5,000+, the number of teachers hired in more than 1,200 schools across the city this year.


NYC DOE Teacher Preparation Program Presentation August 2013

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