Arthur Brezak, PhD

Undergraduate Chair for Education & Special Education, Education, Associate Professor

Avi Brezak
  • Campus:
    Lander College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School of Education
  • Phone:
    718-252-7800 ext. 59218
  • Email:

I have spent over 31 years as a master classroom teacher and worked as a science teacher, assistant principal, and principal, in both yeshivas and public schools. This is in addition to working as an instructor, deputy chair, and Chair of Education programs at Touro College. My experience in the field and in classrooms has provided me with educational expertise and a perception of what is really happening in our schools.

I have used this valuable professional experience to train future teacher candidates with a real life understanding of what it takes to be a successful teacher.


BS in Elementary Education/ conc. In Chemistry; Brooklyn College,  1964

MS in Education ; Brooklyn College; 1967

Ph.D. in Educational Administration & Supervision; NYU, 1984

Area(s) of Expertise

Elementary Education & Special Education including teaching, administration, Supervision

Expertise in Science  


Teacher Empowerment for Classroom Management Improvement

Academic and Professional Honors

Appointed Assistant Marshall at past 7 TC  LAS graduations  2005-2012

Appointed as member of Career Panel that travels to Israel each year for the purpose of recruitment 2000-2012

Professional Service

Classroom elementary grades teacher and Science Teacher in NYC Public Schools and Yeshivas 1964-1997  

District  Science Coordinator CSD 32  

Yeshiva Secular Dept. Principal 

Regular Courses Taught

EDSE 600- History & Philosophy of Education & Special Education

EDU 209- Foundations of Parenting

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Science, technology, politics