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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 McCotter

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.

– Suzanne McCotter, Dean

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CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.