Message from the Dean of The School of Education
By Andrea (Penny) Spencer, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Education:
In a world with many needs and opportunities, the importance of highly-qualified, dedicated, and inspiring teachers cannot be underestimated. The Pace University School of Education is committed to preparing educators who understand children in the context of their families and communities, who recognize the strengths and struggles of each individual, and who believe deeply that each and every child can be a successful learner. Research tells us that the ability to form trusting relationships is a first step to reaching and engaging children in the learning process. But today’s teachers must also be prepared to implement creative instructional tools and technologies that help children from diverse backgrounds and with varied learning profiles to reach high standards.