Daemen College Education Department

Daemen College Education Department Daemen College is a private, nonsectarian, co-educational, comprehensive college in Amherst, New York Goals of the Daemen College Education Department Goal 1 - Knowledge of Subject Matter Goal 2 - Knowledge of Human Development and Learning Goal 3 - Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners Goal 4 - Multiple Instructional Strategies Goal 5 - Motivation and Management Goal 6 - Communication and Technology Goal 7 - Instructional Planning Goal 8 - Assessment of Learning Goal 9 - Professional Development Goal 10 - School/Community Involvement

Operating as usual

12/01/2015
Education Department Meeting October 1 2015

Are you one of our Education Students that missed our Education Department Meetings this Fall, or do you just want to peek in and see what we do here at the Daemen College Education Department to bring our students and faculty together to discuss important topics and issues regarding education? Check out the video below! Oh, and pizza is always served!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wgM_gy4UV8

Dr. Fox has taught an IND 101 Sustainability and Critical Relationships class in every fall semester since 2006.  She lo...
11/04/2015

Dr. Fox has taught an IND 101 Sustainability and Critical Relationships class in every fall semester since 2006. She loves working with the college freshmen from across the various majors and introducing them to the Daemen College core competencies. The following pictures are from a field trip where the members of the class engaged in Civic Responsibility by helping to demolish the interior of an existing building in Buffalo in order to prepare future apartments for Somalia refugees.

All undergraduates are given opportunities to be out in the field, interacting with children in real classrooms, beginni...
11/03/2015

All undergraduates are given opportunities to be out in the field, interacting with children in real classrooms, beginning with their freshmen year! The below pics are some of our sophomores teaching in an Early Childhood Classroom in a Buffalo Public school!

11/03/2015

Where do our recent graduates work?

8th grade ELA teacher, Bay Trail Middle School, Rochester
Associate Professor education, Florida Atlantic University
Teacher, Berkeley Count School District, California
Teacher, Charter School for Applied Technology, Buffalo
Teacher South Jefferson Central Schools (Lewis County, NY).
Social studies teacher, Buffalo Public Schools
Teacher, Baker Victory Services
Special Education teacher, Cantalician Center
Special Education teacher Autism Services Inc
Special education teacher, Amherst Middle School
Teacher, Buffalo Public Schools

11/03/2015

Attention ALL Daemen Education Students:

You are invited to attend "Explore and More at the TRC!" on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 11:30am to 12:30pm at the Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education building.

Come and learn what the Thomas Reynolds Center has to offer!!

FREE food, FREE giveaways, FREE prizes, and more!

For more information, contact Lisa Waterrose at [email protected] / 839-8525.

11/03/2015

This is what are students are saying about our program:
"The Education program here at Daemen is exceptional and one of the best in the Western New York area. I have so much respect for all of the faculty members and admire how passionate they are about the field and their students. The department wants nothing but the best for their teacher candidates and that is evident when the students are out in the classrooms. Daemen has prepared me for the real world and I cannot wait to lead a classroom of my own." - Justin Richmond

Looking for a Master's program that can give you a year of classroom experience along with the full time support of a ce...
10/28/2015

Looking for a Master's program that can give you a year of classroom experience along with the full time support of a certified special education teacher? Come and visit us at Daemen College, Oct. 27, 6:00pm. We look forward to meeting you!

08/12/2015

Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional)
By MOTOKO RICHAUG. 9, 2015

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. — In a stark about-face from just a few years ago, school districts have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers.

Across the country, districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science and special education — a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers.

At the same time, a growing number of English-language learners are entering public schools, yet it is increasingly difficult to find bilingual teachers. So schools are looking for applicants everywhere they can — whether out of state or out of country — and wooing candidates earlier and quicker.

Some are even asking prospective teachers to train on the job, hiring novices still studying for their teaching credentials, with little, if any, classroom experience.

Louisville, Ky.; Nashville; Oklahoma City; and Providence, R.I., are among the large urban school districts having trouble finding teachers, according to the Council of the Great City Schools, which represents large urban districts. Just one month before the opening of classes, Charlotte, N.C., was desperately trying to fill 200 vacancies.

Nationwide, many teachers were laid off during the recession, but the situation was particularly acute in California, which lost 82,000 jobs in schools from 2008 to 2012, according to Labor Department figures. This academic year, districts have to fill 21,500 slots, according to estimates from the California Department of Education, while the state is issuing fewer than 15,000 new teaching credentials a year.

“We are no longer in a layoff situation,” said Monica Vasquez, chief human resources officer for the San Francisco Unified School District, which offered early contracts to 140 teachers last spring in a bid to secure candidates before other districts snapped them up. “But there is an impending teacher shortage,” Ms. Vasquez added, before correcting herself: “It’s not impending. It’s here.”

With state budgets rallying after the recession, spending on public schools is slowly recovering, helping to fuel some of the hiring. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown persuaded voters in 2012 to pass a sales and income tax measure that raised funding for public schools.

But educators say that during the recession and its aftermath prospective teachers became wary of accumulating debt or training for jobs that might not exist. As the economy has recovered, college graduates have more employment options with better pay and a more glamorous image, like in a rebounding technology sector.

In California, the number of people entering teacher preparation programs dropped by more than 55 percent from 2008 to 2012, according to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Nationally, the drop was 30 percent from 2010 to 2014, according to federal data. Alternative programs like Teach for America, which will place about 4,000 teachers in schools across the country this fall, have also experienced recruitment problems.

And that has led districts here — and elsewhere — to people like Jenny Cavins.

Ms. Cavins, 31, who once worked as a paralegal and a nanny, began a credentialing program at Sonoma State University here in Rohnert Park less than a year ago. She still has a semester to finish before she graduates. But later this month she will begin teaching third grade — in both English and Spanish — at Flowery Elementary School in Sonoma. Ms. Cavins said she would lean on mentors at her new school as well as her professors. “You are not on that island all alone,” she said.

Esmeralda Sanchez Moseley, the principal at Flowery, said she could not find a fully credentialed — let alone experienced — teacher to fill the opening. “The applicant pool was next to nothing,” she said. “It’s crazy. Six years ago, this would not have happened, but now that is the landscape we are in.”

08/06/2015

FAQ: Did you know that Daemen College (formerly known as Rosary Hill College) began in 1946, as a college devoted to educating teachers? A quote from one of their first course catalogs, "Rosary Hill College offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education for the preparation of Sister teachers."

Dr. Mary Fox, Director of Alternative Certification Programs, Brooklyn, NY
08/06/2015

Dr. Mary Fox, Director of Alternative Certification Programs, Brooklyn, NY

Our Dean of Education, Elizabeth R. Wright Esq.
08/06/2015

Our Dean of Education, Elizabeth R. Wright Esq.

Dr. Susan Krickovich, our Department Chair!
08/06/2015

Dr. Susan Krickovich, our Department Chair!

Smartboards?  We have them!  You will be learning to instruct using the smartboards, in our educational classrooms.
08/06/2015

Smartboards? We have them! You will be learning to instruct using the smartboards, in our educational classrooms.

Daemen College's Teacher Preparation Program prepares you to use technology in your classrooms!  You will learn hands on...
08/06/2015

Daemen College's Teacher Preparation Program prepares you to use technology in your classrooms! You will learn hands on how to utilize iPad educational apps to enhance your instruction. There are over 300,000 educational iPad apps for you to discover and use in your future classrooms! (Note, many slots are empty because our students are working with them!)

Our Education Department has invested in YOU!  Each teacher candidate will be able to utilize a Swivl Kit to professiona...
08/06/2015

Our Education Department has invested in YOU! Each teacher candidate will be able to utilize a Swivl Kit to professionally record the videos that are required by the edTPA exam! A Swivl is a small robotic device that "follows" you around the classroom and records your audio/video using the Swivl base, Swivl marker, a tripod and an iPad mini. The Swivl allows "hands off" recording, no need to pay someone to record your lesson! You will become familiar with the Swivl kit and video recording by using it throughout your curriculum here at Daemen College.

Our Teacher Preparation Program cares about our students!  The pics below are of our edTPA boot camp.  Twice a year the ...
08/05/2015

Our Teacher Preparation Program cares about our students! The pics below are of our edTPA boot camp. Twice a year the professors share valuable skills and knowledge with our students to better prepare them for the edTPA exam. Currently our pass rate on our Amherst campus is 82% !

Our students enjoying their practicum!  Did you know that as a Daemen education major, you will get field experience in ...
08/05/2015

Our students enjoying their practicum! Did you know that as a Daemen education major, you will get field experience in actual classrooms starting your freshman year-as opposed to junior year in many other programs-giving you more confidence with students and preparation for your career!

Our after school program, 2013.  Our graduate assistants learn through hands on teaching each day.
07/25/2013

Our after school program, 2013. Our graduate assistants learn through hands on teaching each day.

Timeline Photos
07/25/2013

Timeline Photos

07/25/2013

TEAC accredited for 7 years!

Finland
07/02/2013

Finland

Daemen College Education Department's cover photo
07/01/2013

Daemen College Education Department's cover photo

Students and Professors
04/17/2013

Students and Professors

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