A 2011 graduate of Touro’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Program, Leslie Feliciano became an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher because she wanted to give back to her community. As a young immigrant from Guatemala, she felt “uncomfortable speaking the language” and “very displaced” when going to school.
In a farewell message to the Graduate School of Education graduates of 2016, faculty and staff share some parting reminders and advice, such as…
More than 1,000 master’s degree recipients were honored at the Touro College Division of Graduate Studies (DGS) Commencement Ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City on June 16.
Alexis Robinson received the prestigious Gates Millennial Scholarship and is currently studying to become a teacher at the Touro Graduate School of Education. The Gates Millennial Scholars Program was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the goal of promoting academic excellence and providing an opportunity for outstanding minority students to reach their highest potential. This program is developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America and offering seamless financial support from undergraduate through doctoral programs. Touro Talk got up close with Alexis to find out more about her career goals and aspirations.
As a social studies and arts instructor at the Graduate School of Education, Assistant Professor Timothy Bellavia teaches his students how they can integrate the arts into their future elementary school curricula.
Angela Laveglia knew she wanted to be a teacher since kindergarten. “I was raised by my Italian-speaking grandmother, so I went into school knowing no English, and having no idea what the teacher was saying. But I do remember that she was so pleasant, and happy, and loving…and I don’t know how I learned, but I did.”
Recently, Graduate School of Education (GSE) Assistant Professor Timothy Bellavia delivered a research paper presentation at the 11th Annual Critical Questions in Education Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
It takes a certain education-hungry mind to acquire a Ph.D. from MIT, followed by a MBA from Harvard, and still decide there’s more to learn. Or, for longtime management-consultant Guy Manuel, a desire to apply his decades of experience propelled him into a different environment: the classroom. That’s why, in 2010, after 22 years in the business world, Manuel pursued—and recently completed—his Master’s in Mathematics Education at Touro.
As President of iManIT Solutions, a consulting company that brings IT solutions to educational institutions, Tom Maher and his team of education sales professionals represent innovative K-12 tech start-up companies in the industry.
Every day, students of all ages in schools across the country are tasked with learning and mastering knowledge, procedures, facts and skills. But how, exactly, does this take place? Recently, Touro faculty members had a chance to deepen their understanding of the learning process while attending a Lander Center Idea Exchange, “Attention and Memory.”