Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Education Program
Audrey School of Human Services and Education
Phone: 212.343.1234 Extension 2424
Dr. Ianniello is the Director of the Master of Science in Education degree program at MCNY. He has served in that role since the program began in 2004. As Director, the Master of Science in Childhood Education degree program was nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood International (ACEI) and granted initial national accreditation by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCATE) in 2010. The Master of Science in Dual Childhood/Special Education degree program was nationally recognized by both the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and ACEI in 2014, followed by NCATE re-accreditation in 2015. He also is the Director of New York State’s 2016-2021 Teacher Opportunity Corps II Scholarship program at MCNY that provides financial support to increase the participation rate of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged individuals in teaching careers. Dr. Ianniello holds permanent New York State certification as a School District Administrator. Before coming to MCNY, Dr. Ianniello had a career spanning thirty-four years in public education. He worked in New York City Public Schools as a teacher, assistant principal, and he was the Principal for eleven years of PS 212 – The Lady Moody School located in Brooklyn. He is an Executive Board Officer of the New York State Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE). In 2006, he was a member of a delegation of professional educators from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development that visited and researched China’s educational system. He is also a member of the NYC Council for Supervisors and Administrators. Dr. Ianniello earned his BA from Long Island University, MSED and Fifth-Year Advanced Certificate in Supervision and Administration from Brooklyn College, and PhD in Administration Supervision and Technology from New York University. Honors: The Crystal Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education, awarded by Metropolitan College of New York, 2017.