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Teaching & Leadership

The Department of Teaching and Leadership (T&L) centers on innovative and inclusive education that ensures all children are welcomed into the general education classroom, particularly in urban and high needs settings.

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We take seriously the reality that children learn differently, so our teacher preparation students learn to develop lessons, teaching strategies, and assessment of student learning that accommodate those differences so that children can access the curriculum and show their knowledge in different ways. T&L is committed to developing knowledgeable, innovative, thoughtful, caring, and professional educators and leaders who welcome the challenges of figuring out how to meet each individual child’s needs.

The hours that our preparation program students spend in practicum work in the schools exceeds state standards by well over 100%. Students feel well prepared for student teaching and their first job, often expressing excitement about having their own classrooms in which to put theory into practice, be innovative, thoughtful, caring, and in which to raise expectations for all learners. Our faculty are prominent leaders in their fields, continually writing and doing research, and bringing the latest findings in the field into the university classroom. Many are active in creating innovative and inclusive learning environments in local urban settings.

Undergraduate Programs

All of Teaching & Leadership’s undergraduate majors lead to New York State teaching certification

Certification-Eligible Graduate Programs

Other Graduate Programs

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Contact Us

Huntington Hall T&L space: Starting on August 24, the department will be staffed in person on Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. When we are not physically in the office, you can email Michelle Mondo, Holley Musak, or Jeanne Schmidt for assistance. Also please note that our grad student bay spaces are limited, and we ask TAs and GAs to not make in-person meetings within their T&L workspace.

Women’s Building (I-MOVE) space: the office will be staffed in person 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Space is limited; appointments preferred.

Department of Teaching and Leadership
150 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
315.443.2685

Benjamin Dotger, Professor; Chair of Teaching & Leadership
bdotger@syr.edu|315.443.1937
Benjamin Dotger
Jeanne Schmidt, Assistant to T&L Department Chair
jmschmid@syr.edu|315.443.1468
Jeanne Schmidt
Michelle Mondo, Office Coordinator; Extended Campus Coordinator
mrmondo@syr.edu|315.443.2685
Michelle Mondo
Holley Musak, Office Coordinator
hamusak@syr.edu|315.443.9659