Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is the only two-year college on the island of Manhattan. This institution has a diverse population of approximately 17,000 students who attend day/evening/weekend classes. Over 1,000 students are enrolled in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program. Each year, approximately 300 new students select this area of concentration. The dropout rate is less than 14%. The ECE Program prepares students for elementary education programs at four-year institutions. The program also offers two career areas of study: Infant Toddler and Pre-School. This article will discuss how high quality teacher preparation at BMCC is promoted through mathematics coursework recommended by the NCTM and AMATYC for prospective elementary school teachers, the importance of technology in providing enriching pre-teaching experiences, collaboration with four-year institutions in teacher preparation efforts, and the importance of special teacher preparation of underrepresented populations for underrepresented populations of New York City.
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"The Integral Role of Borough of Manhattan Community College in the Mathematics Preparation of Prospective Teachers,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol1/iss2/4