Welcome to Metropolitan College of New York’s School for Human Services and Education. MCNY is comprised of three distinct Schools, each built upon the foundation of Purpose Centered Education. Our Programs are committed to experiential learning and applied scholarship. Each Program will challenge you academically, professionally and personally.
The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education is the original School of MCNY and grew out of the War on Poverty in the 1960s. Our Master’s in Early Education is aligned with these historic roots. In the School for Human Services and Education, we are constantly revising and developing new and innovative Programs and Certifications so that our students remain relevant and competitive in an ever-changing field. Our Faculty is composed of scholars and working professionals who are committed to the success of our student in becoming productive and creative members of society.
Choosing to become a member of MCNY’s learning community reflects your commitment to changing your own life, your community, and the world at large. Graduates of our programs have achieved great success in the field of Human Services and Education. In addition to benefiting society by contributing their knowledge to roles in Criminal Justice, Corrections, Social Services, Group Activism, Community Organization, Mental Health, Crisis Intervention, Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Geriatrics, Child and Family Services, and Student Affairs Administration. Our graduates have also been successful in creating new agencies and programs in order to help their communities. As a student of our Program, you will engage in civic life as an agent of social change. All of our degree programs offer opportunities for students to examine themselves and to explore different aspects of their fields of study while receiving the skills necessary to create social justice and be agents of positive change in the world.
MCNY’s Purpose Centered Education Model focuses on a specific theme for each semester during which students demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills, which they apply within the Field. These Constructive Action (CA) projects allow students to identify a problem, collect information to develop strategies for change, implement a plan of action and evaluate the results of their activities. These Field Placement experiences also allow students to develop skills, creates networks and build stronger resumes. Both employers and students have noted that this makes the MCNY educational experience unique in preparing students for the challenges they will face as professionals.
The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education programs are the beginning to an amazing academic and professional journey. As Interim Dean, I can promise that you will be challenged. Faculty and Staff will guide you. And you will find your Purpose!
Joanne Ardovini, Ph.D.
Dean of Human Services Education & Public Administration, Program Director of Human Services and Common Curriculum
It all begins with MCNY’s unique Purpose-Centered Education model
It combines classroom instruction with applied knowledge and practice. During each semester or “purpose,” you take what you’ve learned and apply it to the real world—whether it’s as a resident teacher in a local school or through a Constructive Action (CA) project. In your CA, you’ll identify a real need or opportunity in an organization or community then propose a solution that addresses it.
Our graduates are socially responsible, contributing members of our global community who go on to make a name for themselves in their profession—and a difference in the lives of many.