Division of Teacher Education

The Major in Teacher Education

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in teacher education will select one of the following emphases:

Adolescence/Students with Disabilities Education

Childhood Education

Adolescence Education (UG)

Early Childhood Education

Childhood/Students with Disabilities Education (UG)

SYROP Program?????


Dr. Mike Kelly has been a member of Dominican’s Teacher Education Division since 1987. He graduated from Iona College with a BA in Spanish and Education and then pursued his MS in Ed in Special Education at the College of New Rochelle followed by a post Masters/Professional Diploma in Administration/Supervision and Urban Education and a Ph.D in Administration and Supervision with an emphasis in Special Education Administration. Dr. Kelly instructs many courses in Teacher Education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels—in traditional and online formats. He serves as the Director of the Graduate Programs in Education as well as Director of the programs in Special Education and Adolescence Education at the undergraduate level and advises the Senior Year Overlap Program (SYROP). He is the Certification Officer and liaison with the NYS Education Department. Dr. Kelly serves on a number of professional boards and committees including the NYS Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) where he is a regional representative and student chapter advisor. He has a professional practice where he provides psycho-educational diagnostic, remedial and counseling services for children, adolescents and young adults with learning disabilities. He has presented at many state and local conferences on his topics of research interest including Inclusive Pedagogical Practices, Universal Design for Learning, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Assessment, Parenting, HIV/Aids Education, Educational Technology Integration and Cultural Responsiveness.

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Real World Results

Dominican University helped me learn that in teaching, as in life, you always get back more than you give.  It has helped shape my philosophy that all the small moments in life are the most powerful if you're willing to see them as such. 

Mary Dillon, Esq., '82

I have been the top producer in my field for the past 21 years and it was all due to the fact that I received a great Catholic Education.  It taught me to put others FIRST and to treat others as you would like to be treated.

Margo Bohlin, '70

The faculty and administration make you feel like the College is your home away from home.  I have formed lasting relationships with many of my professors.

Janelle Simpson Cajuste, '01

If you are what you are meant to be you will set the world on fire. - St. Catherine of Siena

Sr. Barbara McEneany, '66