Free Open House Information Seminars
Join the growing number of professionals who are pursuing exciting careers in teacher education, school counseling, school psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, business administration (M.B.A.) and library & information science. Share refreshments with colleagues, meet our faculty, and get information on our graduate programs at one of our Open House events at our campus in Purchase, N.Y.
Join us for Open House
Wednesday January 4th from 1-7pm
Bring your transcripts for an on-the-spot admissions evaluation
Meet the program directors and learn how earning a Master’s Degree or
Advanced Certificate can advance your current career or help you start a new one
Contact email@example.com or 914-831-2700 to register
The Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University is located adjacent to the Dance Building on the grounds of Purchase College in Purchase, NY.
Click here to print a map of Campus.
News & Events
A joint commencement ceremony for the Westchester, Rockland and West Point campuses will be held on Wednesday May 18 at the Westchester Marriott located at 670 White Plains Road Tarrytown , NY 10591 at 7pm. All graduates must be lined up by 6:15pm. Please click HERE for the Graduate Student Commencement Countdown Information.
CHILD ABUSE AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION WORKSHOPS – – For students who need Child Abuse and/or Violence Prevention Workshops, sign up now! They will be offered at the WGC on Tuesday July 12 from 9am to 3:45pm. Registration forms are available at the front desk at the respective campuses. The cost is $30 for each workshop.
PORTFOLIO DUE DATE, ORIENTATION and WORKSHOPS -
Summer 2011 PORTFOLIO DUE DATE IS MONDAY JULY 5 IN BOTH ROCKLAND AND WESTCHESTER.
Portfolio Orientation will be held on September 21 at both the Rockland and Westchester Campuses at 6:30pm. Attendance is REQUIRED for all new master’s degree students in education. You will learn about guidelines for submissions, deadlines and workshops that provide support as you plan and begin your portfolios. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at the Westchester Campus or email@example.com at the Rockland Campus with any questions.
The Teacher TEducation Department will be running a workshop on Tuesday August 23 at BOTH the Westchester Campus and the Rockland Campus, to help you get your submissions done well and on time. Please spread the word and bring a classmate. Additional individual help will be available by appointment for students who have attended a workshop. Remember, final submissions are due the semester before your last. Late submissions are the single most frequent cause of delayed degree completion! If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org at the Westchester Campus or email@example.com at the Rockland Campus.
Orientation for the Comprehensive Exams is MANDETORY for all Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling students at the Rockland and Westchester Graduate Campuses and the West Point Educational Site
Healthcare Sector Management Programs (WGC) and
Entrepreneurship Programs (RGC)
The Westchester and Rockland Graduate Campuses are proud to announce our newest programs: the Healthcare Sector Management Concentration in the MBA program in Westchester and the Entrepreneurship Concentration in Rockland.
Two options will be offered:
Option A: The Advanced Certificate in either Healthcare Sector Management or Entrepreneurship.
Those who wish to earn advanced credentials, but do not choose to pursue the MBA degree, can enroll in one of the Advanced Certificate Programs. Certificate candidates must complete four Healthcare Sector Management courses or four Entrepreneurship courses for a total of 12 graduate credits in the concentration.
Option B: The MBA Degree with a Healthcare Sector Management or Entrepreneurship Concentration.
Students entering the MBA Program will follow the usual 48 credit curriculum, normally completed by part-time students over a 24 month period. Year I courses will include six “General Business Core” courses and five “Advanced Core” courses. In Year II, students will complete either four Healthcare Sector Management courses or four Entrepreneurship courses.
All courses, as always, will be taught by faculty practitioners with advanced degrees and extensive experience in senior level policy-and decision-making positions. For more information please contact Dr. Lynn Johnson at the Westchester Graduate Campus (914)831-2711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Ken Reilly at the Rockland Graduate Campus (845)359-7200 ext. 5408 or email email@example.com.
Continuing Education: Executive Management Certificate
This Fall the Center for Professional Development at the Rockland Graduate Campus will offer a non-degree program in business leading to an Executive Management Certificate. Students will be able to choose from five courses in such areas as Accounting, Financial Management, Management and Leadership, Managerial Communications and Management Information Systems. Any or all of these courses may be transferred to the MBA degree program in Rockland or Westchester within one year of completion of the course. For more information, please contact the Continuing Education Department at the Rockland Graduate Campus (845) 359-7200 ext. 5434, or Dr. Lynn Johnson at the Westchester Graduate Campus (914)831-2711.
Summer FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School) Course
In Summer 2010, our campus offered a totally online course for foreign language teachers wishing to extend their certification to the elementary grades.
The course, TED 569 – Teaching Languages Other than English in Childhood, will be offered again in Summer 2011.
This course will meet regularly in a virtual classroom and other work will take place in Blackboard.
Training is required and students must attend one of two in person training sessions.
After completing this course successfully, currently certified language teachers will become eligible for the NYS LOTE (Languages Other than English) Extension in the language in which they are certified. Commonly referred to as the FLES Extension, this credential is valuable today as many districts are adding language programs for young learners.
For more information, contact Dr. Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WGC Launches New Online Program
Our campus has launched its first completely online program, a New York State Teaching Extension in Bilingual Education. The program is designed for certified teachers who are bilingual and are currently teaching - or would like to teach - in a bilingual setting. The program is identical to the face-to-face Bilingual Extension and consists of 15 credits. Students from throughout New York State can enroll in this program. Those who are currently teaching in a Bilingual Education or Dual Language Program may be eligible for the Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) scholarship program sponsored by BOCES. The program runs as a collaborative initiative of the Westchester and Brooklyn campuses and is taught by faculty from both campuses. The first group of students completed their online Bilingual Education Extension in May 2009. Interested students should contact program director, Dr. Helaine W. Marshall at 914-831-2713 or by email at email@example.com. Click here to read the press release about this exciting new program!
The NYCDOE (New York City Department of Education) requires teacher applicants to complete an online application at www.teachnyc.net. Students are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible because volume gets heavy as we enter into Spring. Most applications are placed in an online search tool which students can use to search for jobs and which principals use to locate prospective teachers.
Turnitin.com is an online service used to ensure that a student's writing complies with the appropriate paraphrasing and citation rules. Your professor may decide to utilize the service this semester. Please click here to print a Turnitin.com consent form which will be kept on file for all WGC classes. Please hand in your signed form at the front desk.
Learn how to create bibliographies with a press of a button. Refworks is an online citation maker available through the LIU online database. For a quick presentation describing how to access and use Refworks, please click here.
Ordering textbooks in the future are listed on the website in the Westchester homepage.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University is host to an exciting series
of meetings sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter
615. These meetings address the critical problems and issues that confront
everyone in the field of special education.
Promoting Wellness – Child Abuse Violence Workshops
A reminder that TED students need the one credit Promoting Wellness course as part of their degree requirements. This course will be offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please check back for dates. Register through your advisor.
SPC students may need Child Abuse and/or Violence Workshops for certification. These workshops will be given during the Fall and Spring semesters, please check back for dates. Click here for registration forms or pick one up at the front desk.
New School Code for FAFSA
The Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University has been assigned a new school code. Beginning with the Summer 2007 semester, when applying online for a FAFSA federal direct loan, students must enter the school code 002751. Also, all students seeking any scholarship or tuition award offered at the WGC must fill out an online FAFSA application in order to be eligible for an award.
New and Improved Scholarships
The academic merger of the Rockland and Westchester Graduate Campuses has allowed us to increase the number and types of scholarships offered to our students. Starting in Fall 2010, students who enroll in the MBA Program at either the Westchester or Rockland Campus will receive a new textbook scholarship. This scholarship of $150.00 per course is designed to help students in the MBA Program offset the inordinately high cost of textbooks required in their courses. Also, in addition to the existing Westchester and Rockland County Employee scholarships, Westchester, Rockland and West Point now offer one-third tuition reductions to employees of Bergen, Fairfield and Bronx counties. Paraprofessionals and teaching assistants from public schools in these counties are now eligible for our 25% Career Ladder Scholarship for Teacher Education. Professional employees from any Westchester or Rockland BOCES are urged to take advantage of our 25% BOCES Scholarship. For information on these and other valuable scholarships please contact Rockland@liu.edu or Westchester@liu.edu.
Dr. Iris Goldberg, Director of Early Childhood and Childhood Programs at the Westchester Graduate Campus, spoke at the 28th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum that was held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in February. She was a participant on a panel that addressed the topic: "Outsiders/Insiders, Special Subject and Special Service Staff in Schools as Learning Communities."
Dr. Goldberg co-presented with adjunct professors Drs. Mor and Jennings, at the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children's annual conference in Rye Brook , N.Y. in May on the topic: "Can I Be Your Friend? Exploring the Social, Emotional and Language Competencies of 'At-Risk' Kindergarteners." Their workshop explored the range of social, emotional and language skills that kindergarten students need in order to interact appropriately with their peers.
Dr. Lynn Johnson, our M.B.A. program director, spoke to the Westchester Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development in April on the topic "The Emotionally-Intelligent Manager: A New Paradigm for Business Leadership.” The ASTD meeting and lecture was held at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains, N.Y.
Dr. Beth Weiner, We are very excited to have Dr. John Desrochers as one of our adjuncts. Besides being named as the School Psychologist of the Year at the 2007 National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Dr. Desrochers has also been the editor of the Communiqué, the monthly NASP newspaper. Professor Marilyn Jablonski attended the NYSSCA Convention in Syracuse and represented both the Westchester Graduate Campus and WPRCA there. The Westchester Graduate Campus hosted the WPRCA Mentoring Program for new HS/MS Counselors. A former WGC School Psychology student, Ellen Aspland, was mentioned in the acknowledgement page of a new book “Parenting a Bipolar Child” by Drs.Gianni Faedda and Nancy Austin. These internationally known experts have been frequent guest lecturers in Dr. Weiner’s Developmental Psychopathology class and they were impressed by our students and hired two as research assistants.
Two New Master's Degree Programs: Mental Health Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy
The Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University in Purchase, New York is offering two new master's degree programs: Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Both programs equip individuals to work in mental health and social service agencies, clinics, hospitals and in private practice. Students are trained to be multiculturally competent and sensitive to the needs of diverse populations. For information about these programs contact Dr. Beth Weiner at 914-831-2717.
M.B.A. Post Master's Advanced Certificate
The Post Master's Advanced Certificate is designed to provide M.B.A. graduates the opportunity to acquire additional expertise in either Finance or Management. This advanced certificate requires the successful completion, with a grade of B or better, of 12 credits (four advanced courses) in a specific concentration offered in the M.B.A. program. With the approval of an adviser, students may develop a plan of study specifically tailored to their career objectives. To be admitted into this Post Master's program, applicants must provide an official transcript of a conferred M.B.A. from an accredited institution. For more information contact Dr. Lynn Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-831-2711.
New York State Education Department Pass Rate Data List
According to the most recent Pass Rate Data List issued by the New York State Education Department, the Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University - offering nationally accredited teacher education programs - was one of a small number of NYS institutions whose teacher certification program completers scored 100% across the board on all three New York State Teacher Certification. Examinations.
Emergency and Snow Closings
Each faculty member will set up and initiate emergency notification telephone chains so that students can be speedily notified if a class must be cancelled due to inclement weather or any other emergency. If a class has not had its first meeting, the main office will notify the students listed on the class roster. Be sure to indicate both your day and evening telephone numbers when completing the emergency notification form.
The radio station WCBS, 880 AM will broadcast any weather related closings or delays.
Also, students can check for school closing announcements at the Westchester Graduate Campus' main telephone number, (914) 831-2700 or on this Web site.
Dates & Deadlines
Application For Degree forms are available on the display rack at the reception desk. The completed application form must be submitted to Margaret Evans. Missing the application deadline will result in the postponement of the conferral of a graduate's degree. For January 2011 graduates, the deadline has expired. For May 2011 graduates, the deadline is Monday, January 31, 2011. For additional information and future deadline information contact Margaret.Evans@liu.edu.
Exam - required for School Counseling students. If you are planning to graduate this Spring, make sure to register for the comprehensive examination scheduled during the Fall semester. You can obtain a registration form at the Campus reception desk. Please leave the completed form and your check made out to Long Island University for the fee with the receptionist to the attention of Ms. Sheila McCluskey.
Teacher Education Portfolio Guidelines
The portfolio, a requirement in all teacher education master's programs, is to be submitted for the first time when approximately 12-15 credits have been completed. The final submission is due the semester prior to a students' last semester.
Please Click here to download (pdf) and print the portfolio guidelines for the teacher education programs.
Click here for new procedures regarding your portfolio and click here to print out a Turnitin.com consent form.
Due Date - Spring 2011
On or before:
Monday February 7
Internship and Student Teaching Planning Forms –
If you are a Teacher Ed, School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy student and plan to student teach or complete your internship in Fall 2011, you must fill out the appropriate planning form and make an appointment to meet with your advisor ASAP!
Click here for TED form
Click here for SC form
Click here for MHC form
Click here for MFT form
Teaching or Counseling - It's as easy as "1-2-3"
1-2-3 PLAN for School Counseling - earn New York State Certification and be eligible to work as a School Counselor in as little as one year. For more information about the 1-2-3 Plan for School Counseling contact Dr. Beth Weiner.
1-2-3 TEACH - leads to a full-time teaching position in a high-needs school in as little as eight months and a masters degree in education by the end of twenty months. Only a small number of very well qualified and highly-motivated students are accepted into this program. For more information about the 1-2-3 Teach program contact Marie Gross.
Click here to print a pdf document with details about "1-2-3- Teach."
First-Step Program for SUNY Purchase College Students
Purchase College students interested in becoming teachers may take six graduate credits at the Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University at a 50% graduate tuition reduction. These credits will apply towards both the student's undergraduate degree at Purchase College and the M.S. Ed. degree at the Westchester Graduate Campus. For more information contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com.
Click here to read and print a pdf with a more detailed description of the First-Step Program.
Early Admit M.B.A. Program for SUNY Purchase College Students
Purchase College students interested in a career in business may take six graduate credits at the Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University at a 50% graduate tuition reduction. These credits will apply towards both the student's undergraduate degree at Purchase College and the M.B.A. degree at the Westchester Graduate Campus. For more information contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read and print a pdf with a more detailed description of the Early Admit M.B.A. Program.
The Westchester Graduate Campus of Long Island University
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Phone: 1-800-GRAD-LIU | 914-831-2700