Featured Stories tagged with "Graduate School of Education"

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It takes a certain education-hungry mind to acquire their Ph.D from MIT, followed by an 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 in a different environment: the classroom. That’s why, in 2010, after 22 years in the business world, Manuel pursued—and recently completed—his Masters in Mathematics Education at Touro.    
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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. 
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Growing up in Staten Island, Trish Franzen was constantly surrounded by communities of disparate ethnic and racial backgrounds. Having been sensitive to that environment all her life, it’s not a huge surprise that she’d eventually teach English as a second language. But it wasn’t until earning her undergrad accreditation in Early Childhood Education from the College of Staten Island [CSI] that Franzen made the essential decision to then enroll for her Masters in the TESOL program (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Touro’s Graduate School of Education. “When I was in my student teaching [while at CSI], I found myself drawn toward the ESL students and their struggles and what they were all about,” she explains. “I really enjoyed working with them. It made me want to focus on the growing population of ESL students in the DOE and their very specific needs.”
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Having grown up on Long Island and studied Spanish and education at Stonybrook University, current Kings Park resident Melissa Battista was looking for ways to further her expertise. While pursuing her Master\'s, she came across Touro’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program and thought, “Well, I like languages, and I’d be teaching a language even though it’s English. Since they were related, I decided to go for that, which I’m very glad I did.”
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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.
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Students, faculty, and administrators of the Division of Graduate Studies (DGS) at Touro College celebrated the graduation of the class of 2015 at a joyous commencement ceremony at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, on June 23.
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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.”
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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.