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School of Education Grad Studies Open House, Nov. 7

Thinking about pursuing graduate studies in the field of education? Attend the School of Education’s open house on Friday, November 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Hagedorn Hall, and meet faculty and students from programs in teacher education, higher education, leadership studies and other areas. Learn about plans of study, scholarship opportunities, field experiences and the application process. Take tours of facilities like the STEM Studio and Makers Space. Attendees who apply to Hofstra within 48 hours of the open house will also have their application fee waived.

Who should attend?

  • Career changers looking to study education for the first time
  • Certified teachers looking to specialize in a new area
  • Aspiring college student personnel interested in higher education administration
  • Veteran teachers seeking preparation for leadership positions at the school and district-wide levels

For the fifth consecutive year, The School of Education has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of Best Graduate Schools of Education. Hofstra is the only Long Island institution to make the top 100 for 2015.

U.S. News & World Report also included the School of Education in its 2013 and 2014 its listing of the Best Online Education Programs – in 2014 the School was recognized as a whole in this category, and in 2013 the MSEd in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies (a hybrid program with components available both online and in the classroom) was featured.

For the inaugural year of the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment), a portfolio assessment system intended to measure readiness for a teacher preparation candidate to teach, 92 percent of Hofstra students received a passing score, surpassing the unofficial statewide average of 84 percent.  More than 50 percent of Hofstra students who received scores achieved mastery status.

The graduate studies open house is a great opportunity to explore Hofstra’s master’s degrees and advanced certificate programs in education. For more information contact Assistant Dean Monica Conforti at 516-463-5781.

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