Touro College
Graduate Studies in
Education and Special Education

This is the personal site of Dr. Ronald Lehrer
Associate Dean & Chair, Graduate Education & Special Education
Email: RonaldL@touro.edu
43W.23rd Street, NY, NY 10010
Tel.212-463-0400 Ext. 5797
Visit my other site for additional information: Lehrer.webhop.org
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~ Graduate Education & Special Education ~
Courses in MS in Education & Special Education
Now Offered at Our New Forest Hills Location

Students in our program, as well as non-matriculated students,
may now take courses at our Forest Hills Location.
71-02 113th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Please contact Dr. Stephen Levy, Director, Forest Hills

    718-793-3744 Ext. 301 or 302

NEW - Online Blended Program

Students may enroll in our NEW online blended program. All regular academic courses in the MS in Education and Special Education Programs can be taken in online format with the exception of  Field Experience and Practicum. All programs lead to General and Special Education Certification with the New York State Education Department.

Please contact Professor Laurie Bobley
212-463-0400 Ext,5168


Helpful Links

Demystify the edTPA - Special Education
The edTPA- Overview
Required for Teacher Certificatioin in 25 states

Demonstrate their ability to teach with 3 Tasks
  • Planning, Instruction (video) - Review
  • Submit it  via a platform Pearson- Taskstream Passport
  • Schools may have a Prof. do a Summative Review
  • Students may submit to Pearsonfor grade

Teacher Education Programs will be evaluated on passing scores

Analsys of the Necessary Skills (for faculty and students)
  • Content CCS, LS 
  • Writing
  • Technology -  Word/ Video t

Teacher educations do most of what is on the edTPA
Many are reworking their programs to effect results.

Touro Approach...

An alternative to Top Down ( Admin- Teacher - Student-)
vide Assistance with Technology- Faculty and Students

Practical approaches to success

Make Secure documents available using  Blackboard.

Chioose a single (minimum # of edTPA categories) - Touro - Special Ed.
Choose  a single course (facyulty will assit the student/review Uploaded wedTPA sumissions.

Train Faculty in Tech
Too large a step for faculty to make a BB course (intro, students, assignments, etc.
Rather create a BB course with ALL 

In edTPA for Special Ed. students are asked to adapt the lesson
to the Special Nedds studnet
1- Simulated IEP's -so all can review anIEP for different Disabilities.
2- Adapt a lesson with Ipad -Special Ed Apps.

Itunes Course



Touro student
Making Smartboard available on an Ipad

Please see URL below. This will enable you to sign up for an account so that you can create an iTunes U Course. You'll also find a complete "Help" section when you log into your account... you may not even need me by Thursday ;-)

how to find the Special Education section within the app store.

1. Go to App store (IPAD)
2. Tap More on the menu bar at the top
3. Tap Education
4. Scroll down to bottom, on the right, you'll see Special Education


Apple for Education -
800-800-2775 option 2,2


Apps for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Apple Distinguished Educators

Special Education




Faculty Professional Development
The edTPA Made Easy
Thanks to All who attended!! THIS PD is Now Closed
edTPA Webinar and Live Meeting for Instructors
of the Ed/Sp. Ed. Second Literacy Course and Guests
Webinar: Monday, June 3rd, 7:30-9:00pm
Click Here to enter webinar (Link will be active at 7:15pm)
Then dial in for audio on your telephone
 Telephone Conference Dial-in Number: (213) 417-9250 
Participant Access Code: 172230#

Webinar - Understanding the edTPA- CLOSED
Thanks to All who attended!!
~~~~~~~~~ON THE EVENING OF THE WEBINAR (see below)~~~~~~~~~ 
CLICK HERE TO ENTER the video portion (active 15 minutes before the start time)
Login as a "Guest" (with your name/school)
Upon entering enter your name school and position in the chat window
Dial in from your telephone to hear audio
This will be active ON THE EVENING of the Webinar

 Dial-in Conference Number: (213) 417-9250

Participant Access Code: 172230#
Please have a quite environment (no speaker phones)
Please announce yourself on entering the audio portion (your course or school and role
Additional TPA Information will be found on RonaldLehrer.com
for details contact Daniel Stein
SPRING 2013 Textbook List
FALL 2012 Textbook List with Summer 12
The above list contains links to discount textbook web sites.

Note: Some textbooks are linked to previews.
Scroll and zoom to find your course.
A webinar and Blackboard Course Professional Development
for Online instructors
Courtesy of Dr. Ronald Lehrer and Dr. Yuriy Karpov
Webinar: Monday, December 10th at 8pm (enter 7:45)
You will need a computer with High Speed Internet Access
and a telephone an easy char and a beverage)
Below this line relates to our Prior Webinar Professional Development

 - Webinar Details (dates and times)  and Login Information

Dr. Ronald Lehrer introduces 
The Graduate Education and Special Education program.

Dr. Lehrer - Program Introduction

FALL 2012 Textbook List with Summer 12
The above list contains links to discount textbook web sites.

Note: Some textbooks are linked to previews.
Scroll and zoom to find your course.
NEW Visit my new site  schools.webhop.org/TouroResourcesAll
Graduates and soon to be graduates may consider creating a resume- Here are some templates.
The following files are at the bottom of t his page.
- CurriculumVitaeNewTeacher.docx  - TeacherElementary.docx -
- TeacherResume.docx - TeacherSubstitute.docx -
Find Course Documents (syllabi, Student Outcomes Assessment Forms) and more
Professors will find simple ways to incorporate E-portfolio and video into their Live or Online Course
Have a Smart Phone? Try Scanning the QR Code to find out about Programs and More

Touro College and The Graduate Studies in Education and Special Education Program is listed on

Math Worksheet World

Keep up to date with the latest information on our programs by completing the
For information on programs please email info.gse@touro.edu
Prepare for the CST-Students With Disabilities

ONLINE RESEARCH at the NY Public Library
Many students are conducting research in their courses. This may prove helpful for studentts in both live and online classes.
Below is an article on autism which is located in the electronic archives (Proquest database) of the NYS Public Library.  Click on it  and you will need a Valid NYS Driver's license to view the document.
You will be prompted for your valid NYS Driver's License.
Review the artilce's options ( Full Text, Abstract, Cite This - APA Citation).
Select advanced and research your own topic, periodical or just browse.
You must be a New York State resident to use this service. Your NYS Driver License or NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Non-Driver ID number will only be used to show that you are a New York State resident. No personal information is accessed or stored. Children may use the license number of a parent or guardian
NOVELNY Databases provide New York residents with online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers and other references. NOVELNY is supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds provided via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Quick Tech Links
Having trouble locating Word 2007 commands that you used in Word 2003?
Click Word 2007 Interactive and open the guide. Find a command in 2003 and it will tell you how to find it in Word 2007. Very Cool! - Direct link to guide

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