Education Department

Current Events

“Teaching as a Career”- Discussion led by teacher, author and Siena Alumni Rick Pepe November 12th at 4pm in Rosetti Hall 226

After 37 years, 33,000+ classes, over 950 women's varsity softball and basketball games coached, and not one sick day, Rick Pepe '71 retired from teaching English and coaching at Schalmont High School in Rotterdam, NY. He joined the staff at Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES near Johnstown, New York where he will put all of his experience to good use as an instructor in their "Careers in Education" program.  

Brazil Trip- An Academic Exchange: Building Cultural and International Understanding 
Enroll in Educ-310 and travel to Brazil to converse with locals from the University of Paraiba. In class, students will explore several aspects of life in Joao Pessoa (government, economy, education, entertainment) as well as social aspects of life there (issues in poverty, race, contemporary protest movements). In Brazil, the students will converse with faculty, teachers and teachers in training about how to create communities that build an understanding of caring and forgiveness. 

Service Immersion Trip to Haiti- January 3rd-11th 2014
This is an opportunity to spend 9 life-changing days immersing yourself in the Haitian Culture. You will visit global health organizations, an orphanage, and will teach English lessons to local students at the St. Gabriel's Middle-High School founded by Pierre-Louis Joizil, Siena Alumnus of 2011!

"Discussing the Works of Education Reformer, Jonathan Kozol"- Talk by Dr. Richard Ognibene October 17th at 4:15pm in Rosetti Hall 226

"For Profit"- October 24th at 7pm in Foy Hall 107

Witness the exploitation of the American student. "For Profit" is a one-man show about the 1 trillion dollar student debt crisis told through the lens of an unwilling admissions adviser at a for-profit institution.

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  • Mr. Ralph DiMarino
    Director of Field Experiences
    Rosetti Hall 204
  • Dr. Mark Jury
    Department Chair
    Rosetti Hall 210


  • The Teacher Preparation Program at Siena College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


New York State Education Department
Updated:2/7/2016 6:49:21 PM