Department of Education (UG/GR)

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Education (UG/GR)

Programs/Areas:
  • Early Childhood/Childhood Education (BSEd)
  • Adolescent Education/Students with Disabilities (BSEd)
  • Childhood Education (MSEd)
  • Adolescent Education (MSEd)
  • Literacy (MSEd and Advanced Certificate)
  • Students with Disabilities (MSEd and Advanced Certificate)

Full-Time Faculty

Chair: Claudia Conway, M.Ed., Clinical Associate Professor of Literacy Education

Program Director (MSED ElEd/Adol): Kelly Ahuna, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Virginia Batchelor, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Foundations

Michelle Cefaratti, Ed.M., Clinical Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

Craig Centrie, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Foundations

Susan Dunkle, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Jeffrey Faunce, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Illana Lane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Belete Mebratu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Foundations

Program Director (MSED/CAS LitEd): Jennifer Reichenberg,Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Literacy Education

LiveText Coordinator: Mary Beth Scumaci, M.S.Ed., Clinical Associate Professor of Childhood Education

Program Director (MSED/CAS SWD): Colleen Wilkinson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education


Office of Student Teaching

Crystal Elias, Director of Student Teaching and Certification and edTPA Coordinator

Susan Beir, Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Administrative Support Staff

La’Wain Reed, Administrative Assistant


 

The 2014 Title II Higher Education Act Report is available here.

Our Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

The Bachelor degree programs at Medaille are committed to the academic and professional preparation of highly qualified teachers through rigorous, integrated coursework in the liberal arts and professional studies. The program emphasizes active, experiential learning both inside and outside the classroom through frequent field observation and practicum experiences over four years.

Learn about our Undergraduate Education Programs

The Graduate Programs at Medaille are committed to fostering reflective practitioners with demonstrated proficiency in academic content, pedagogy, learning theory and student development. Its graduates will be well prepared to function effectively in an inclusive classroom, to meet successfully the learning and developmental needs of diverse student constituencies, and to function as capable professionals in a variety of school environments. The program is dedicated to producing teachers who will exhibit intellectual rigor and compassion in the learning environment and who will balance their high expectations for students with appropriate degrees of support and assistance to assure intellectual and personal growth.

Learn about our Graduate Education Programs


Canadian Education Information


U.S. Student Information

Graduate Degrees

Undergraduate Programs

Advanced Certifications


Admissions and Financial Aid

Contact our Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid offices for help on beginning your learning experience and getting financial assistance.


Student Teaching

The Student Teaching Experience at Medaille College provides students with a variety of hands-on opportunities in preparing them to become classroom teachers. 


Department of Education Faculty

Medaille College has a tradition of excellence in teaching that reaches all the way back to the foundation of the institution in 1875. Our faculty of dedicated and talented men and women are first and foremost teachers. Many of them have acquired years of experience in the field of education as professors and also as working professionals. Teachers trained at Medaille are highly regarded for their practical abilities in the classroom and their ability to teach on the first day of the job.  


Current students:


After Graduation

Once you've earned your undergraduate education degree, you have five years to obtain your master's degree for professional certification in New York State. Medaille offers master's degrees in Elementary Education, Literacy, Adolescent/Secondary Education and Students with Disabilities.


Contact Us

Our academic dean, department chairs and program directors are happy to meet with current and prospective students. Contact the Department of Education.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) has eight annual reporting measures, which are used to provide information to the public on education program outcomes and program impacts.

Below are the eight reporting measures for our undergraduate and graduate initial and advanced certification programs with links to data that provide supporting evidence for each measure:

  1. Impact on P-12 learning development
    • Medaille College Department of Education is in the process of collecting data about its program completers’ impact on P-12 learning and development.
  2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness
    • Medaille College Department of Education is in the process of collecting data about its program completers’ teaching effectiveness.
  3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
    • Medaille College Department of Education is in the process of collecting data about the satisfaction of employers and employment milestones with program completers.
  4. Satisfaction of completers
    • Medaille College Department of Education is in the process of collecting data about the satisfaction of program completers.
  5. Graduation Rates
  6. Ability of completers to meet certification requirements and additional state requirements
  7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared
    • Medaille College Department of Education is in the process of collecting data about completers’ ability to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared.
  8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information

 

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NYSTCE Pass Rates

NYSTCE Pass Rates: Buffalo Campus

 

Test

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2-15

Title II
Program Completers

2015-2-16

Title II
Program Completers

LAST

98%

97%

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MST-CST

95%

93%

80%

93%

90%

ATSW-Elementary

100%

100%

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ATSW-Secondary

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ELA-CST

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Mathematics-CST

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Biology-CST

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Chemistry-CST

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French-CST

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Students with Disabilities-CST

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82%

93%

80% (YTD)

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Literacy-CST

100%

93%

96%

82% (YTD)

83%

Social Studies-CST

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ALST

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58%

85%

85%

EAS

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96%

86%

94%

Elementary edTPA

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100%

65%

81% YTD

Early Childhood edTPA

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ELA edTPA

 

 

 

 

100% YTD

Sec HSS edTPA

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Sec Math edTPA

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Sec Sci edTPA

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MS 1-6 Part One Lit/ELA

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82% YTD

MS 1-6 Part Two Math

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67% YTD

MS 7-12 Part One Lit/ELA

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MS 7-12 Part Two Math

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MS B-2 Part One Lit/ELA

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MS B-2 Part Two Math

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MS Part Three Arts/Science

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96%

94% YTD

Note 1: Pass rates are not reported to Medaille by New York State if fewer than ten graduates sat for the test.
Note 2: No graduates of Medaille sat for this test.
Note 3: Exam not developed.

NYSTCE Pass Rates: Amherst Campus

(no more exams for Amherst) 

Test

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

LAST

99%

98%

86%

97%

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MST-CST

93%

94%

78%

74%

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ATSW-Elementary

100%

99%

100%

94%

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ATSW-Secondary

100%

97%

96%

92%

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ELA-CST

95%

92%

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Mathematics-CST

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Biology-CST

100%

100%

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Chemistry-CST

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French-CST

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Students with Disabilities-CST

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85%

96%

91%

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Social Studies-CST

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70%

50%

45%

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ALST

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69%

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EAS

See note 3

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94%

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MS 1-6 Part One Lit/ELA

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MS 1-6 Part Two Math

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MS 7-12 Part One Lit/ELA

See note 3

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MS 7-12 Part Two Math

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MS B-2 Part One Lit/ELA

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MS B-2 Part Two Math

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MS Part Three Arts/Science

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Note 1: Pass rates are not reported to Medaille by New York State if fewer than ten graduates sat for the test.
Note 2: No graduates of Medaille sat for this test.
Note 3: Exam not developed.
Note 4: All students at the Buffalo Campus.

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  • Kelly Ahuna
    Institutional Review Board, Faculty
    Kelly Ahuna, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Education , Program Director for MSED Elementary and Adolescent, IRB Co-Chair

    Office: 81H

    Phone: (716) 880-2625

    Email: kelly.h.ahuna@medaille.edu

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  • Virginia Batchelor
    Faculty
    Virginia Batchelor, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Phone: (716) 880-2557

    Email: vbatchelor@medaille.edu

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  • Michelle Cefaratti
    Faculty
    Michelle Cefaratti, Ed.M.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Phone: (716) 880-2815

    Email: mac323@medaille.edu

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  • Craig Centrie
    Faculty
    Craig Centrie, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Phone: (716) 880-2811

    Email: ccentrie@medaille.edu

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  • Claudia Conway
    Faculty
    Claudia Conway, M.Ed.

    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Education , Program Director BSED Education, Program Director MSED Literacy, Program Director MSED Students with Disabilities

    Office: 81H

    Phone: (716) 880-2814

    Email: cconway@Medaille.edu

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  • Susan Dunkle
    Faculty
    Susan Dunkle, Ed.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Phone: (716) 880-2576

    Email: smd76@Medaille.edu

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  • Jeffrey A. Faunce
    Faculty
    Jeffrey A. Faunce, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 81H

    Phone: (716) 880-2813

    Email: jaf69@Medaille.edu

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  • Faculty
    Illana Lane, Ph.D.

    Chief Assessment and Learning Officer , Associate Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Phone: (716) 880-2553

    Email: ILane@Medaille.edu

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  • Belete Mebratu
    Faculty
    Belete Mebratu, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 81H

    Phone: (716) 880-2571

    Email: bmebratu@medaille.edu

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  • Jennifer Reichenberg
    Faculty
    Jennifer Reichenberg

    Assistant Professor, Department of Education

    Phone: (716) 631-1061

    Email: Jennifer.M.Reichenberg@medaille.edu

  • Mary Beth Scumaci
    Faculty
    Mary Beth Scumaci, M.S.Ed.

    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 77H

    Phone: (716) 932-2550

    Email: mscumaci@medaille.edu

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  • Colleen A. Wilkinson
    Faculty
    Colleen A. Wilkinson, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Education

    Office: 81H

    Phone: (716) 880-2624

    Email: caw336@medaille.edu

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