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About the School of Education

There is profound joy—and powerful opportunity—in connecting children with their own potential to learn and grow. Our work centers on educating teachers who are critical thinkers, studying issues and building curricula. These are the teachers who transform the world, as agents of positive social change.

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Welcome from Dean Passe

Welcome to the School of Education, founded in 1855 as the first teacher education program in New Jersey and the ninth in the nation. We continue to be the most in-demand source of teachers and counselors in our state and across the region. Graduates of our school can be found in nearly every New Jersey school district, a direct result of our reputation for excellence in preparing outstanding teachers.

– Jeff Passe, Dean

Recent News / Events

  • May 10, 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. Maureen Connolly (EASE) and Dr. Vicky Giouroukakis (Molloy College) on their new publication, Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Students You Love (ASCD, 2016). Achieving Next Generation Literacy seeks to address the question, "Is it possible to help students succeed on mandated tests without sacrificing your values, your creativity,...

  • March 10, 2016

    The week's events aimed to educate the public on the harms of derogatory language. Read about the annual "R-Word Monologues" in the March 9th, 2016 edition of The Signal!

  • March 9, 2016

    Please join us on Wednesday, March 30th at 12:00pm to take part in this conference, which seeks to educate and expand upon this crucial topic. Several breakout sessions with TCNJ faculty and invited speakers will be offered throughout the afternoon. Hope to see you there!

  • February 26, 2016

    The Office of the Dean is pleased to announce the Outstanding School of Education Faculty Member Award, intended to recognize an individual faculty member for sustained performance of excellence in teaching.

  • February 26, 2016

    The development of informed citizens is crucial in sustaining our democracy, but ironically, despite constant calls for engaged citizens, economic literacy, and global competitiveness, we have failed to prioritize the very subject area that addresses those goals.

  • January 28, 2016

    The Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education will be sponsoring a Praxis II: Content Knowledge exam workshop focused on the needs of students taking the Elementary Education (5001) exam. Students will be able to ask any and all questions concerning the format and content of the exam. Tutoring sessions for the content areas...


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