Connections to the Community

In the spirit of the Wagner Plan, The Education Department actively cultivates community and school partnerships that provide teacher candidates with meaningful, challenging, and rewarding field placements.

Specifically, we proudly partner with PS13, Staten Island Academy, IS49, Port Richmond High School and Project Hospitality (Los Promotores collaboration) as well as a number of additional Staten Island schools in both our childhood and adolescent education programs.

Courses in all our programs link fieldwork to school and community partners, deepening educators’ understandings by building a bridge between theory and practice. Wagner students work with schools serving students with special needs, in classes with English Language Learners, in after-school tutoring, at our Early Childhood Center, and at Wagner-sponsored and school-initiated community projects. All programs include at least 100 hours of field experiences within our rich partner sites.


Stock and Event Photos
  • Wagner College in Staten Island Schools

    A student listens to the world from inside the classroom
  • The Port Richmond Partnership

    The Partnership provides numerous opportunities for Wagner students and professors to engage in local schools.
  • Wagner College in Staten Island Schools

    Because of close partnerships with local schools, Wagner students have positive field placements and student teaching experiences.
  • Wagner College in Staten Island Schools

    Hands-on work and constructivist pedagogies offer students rich learning opportunities.
  • NEW--New Educators at Wagner

    Amanda Cortese presents at the NEW Symposium.
  • Connections with the Community

    Elementary school students enjoy the annual Reading Carnival at Wagner.
  • Wagner College in Staten Island Schools

    From after school programs to family literacy efforts, Wagner College students work closely with partner schools.