Ashleigh Thompson, Ph.D.
University Dean for Education
205 E. 42nd St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017


CUNY Teacher Education has a YouTube Playlist

CUNY Teacher Education videos feature CUNY graduates in the classroom, helpful tips on certification, and more!

CUNY’s graduate programs lead to careers in Teaching, School Counseling, and more!

Review our Grad Programs 101 slide presentation

CUNY engages Lincoln Center Education

LCE teaching artists bring aesthetic education techniques to CUNY students.

The Central Office of Academic Affairs supports Teacher Education programs across the University. CUNY enrolls more than 16,000 students in education programs: one-third of these students study at the undergraduate level and two-thirds are graduate students. With a special commitment to students in urban schools, our campuses prepare a culturally diverse pool of candidates to be effective teachers, counselors and building leaders in a variety of settings. The Teacher Education portfolio within Academic Affairs also includes grant-funded programs, research initiatives and policy issues.


CUNY’s Teacher Education Grid outlines programs across CUNY at every degree level. More information can be found on campus websites, below.


Student Supports

CUNY Ed News

CUNY researchers presented more than 200 sessions at AERA 2018 in NYC.  See our impact at CUNY’s  AERA program guide.

New York City Department of Education 2018 Big Apple Awards Honor 7 CUNY Graduates

Paraprofessionals at the NYC DOE can take courses at CUNY tuition free through the Career Training Program.  Apply today!

Teach NYC!

The new teacher application for the NYC Department of Education allows candidates to apply now for fall positions:

You can also review teacher salary, benefits and incentives, learn about teacher career pathways and more.  Email us at if you need assistance making your DOE application great!

NYC Men Teach featured in the news!

CUNY’s students and graduates participating in NYC Men Teach are inspiring  important conversations around teacher diversity.  In addition to TV clips, they have been featured in publications like the Huffington Post and The Atlantic.