School of Education

Specialized Programs in Education

Welcome to the Department of Specialized Programs in Education (SPE). We invite you to become acquainted with the faculty, staff, and the diverse spectrum of academic programs offered in the department. Studies in health and physical education can be done at undergraduate and graduate levels, including a unique five-year dual-degree/dual-certification program. Graduate degrees range from master’s level preparation to advanced certificates and doctoral study in the following fields: leadership, literacy studies, and special education. SPE faculty are committed to preparing reflective educators and leaders prepared to work in a wide range of school, community, and university settings.

Areas of Study:

Doctoral Programs:


Teacher-of-the-Year Award Recipient

Dr. Eustace Thompson
Professor of Educational Leadership

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Department of Specialized Programs in Education
Contact Information:

Room 101 Hofstra Dome • 516-463-5808
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer Hours (End of May through mid-August)
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

General inquiries:

Alan D. Flurkey, Chair and Professor
Room 263 Hagedorn Hall • 516-463-5237 • Email

Jeanne M. Henry, Assistant Chair and Associate Professor
Room 267 Hagedorn Hall • 516-463-5801 • Email

Kathleen Smith, Senior Executive Secretary for Specialized Programs in Education
Room 101 Hofstra Dome • 516-463-5101 • Email


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