Welcome to the Department of Education at Westchester Community College. The Education Faculty enthusiastically looks forward to working with you in achieving your goals. Whether you are planning to work with Infants & Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, or Elementary school children, we are here to help prepare you.
The newly restructured Education Department at Westchester Community College builds on a long and proud tradition of preparing students for the field of Education. Many alumni work in the field while continuing their education. You are about to join these alumni as you begin your journey at WCC.
If you have chosen a certificate program, you will find that the program requirements are structured so that if you wish to continue your education, you will be able to transfer to our degree programs. All programs will provide you with the strong foundation needed to be successful educators, and our degree program requirements are structured to enable our graduates to successfully transfer to four-year colleges, entering with junior status.
Students in all of the Education courses will spend much of their time in seminar style learning environments that provide an intimate intellectual setting in a collaborative community of learners. Visits to local schools and time spent in classrooms further support students’ learning. Coursework in the Early Childhood Program includes supervised internships, providing students with a chance to work directly with lead teachers and children.
It is important that you make connections to faculty, staff and administrators at the College as soon as possible. We are here to help you, but we need your help; be proactive by reaching out to any faculty member in the Department of Education. You will find that our impressive faculty members are helpful and dedicated to your success.
We welcome you and wish you luck as you make your way through your studies at WCC. We are excited that you will be a part of this community and we look forward to getting to know you.
Professor Melissa Dreyfus, Department Chairperson
Professor Sheila Hanna, Curriculum Chairperson
Professor Mary Lou Sgro, Field Coordinator