The College of Education's primary mission is to ensure that faculty and undergraduate and graduate candidates develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to foster academic achievement, social responsibility, personal responsibility and social justice in themselves so that they can, in turn, facilitate high achievement in P-16 learners.
Our programs provide an intellectually rigorous and challenging environment for all candidates. Built upon a liberal education, the College's programs combine the study of research, theory, and wisdom of practice in diverse settings with a variety of opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and dispositions to practice.
The College of Education's graduate programs combine the study of research, theory, and wisdom of practice in diverse settings with a variety of opportunities to apply knowledge and dispositions to practice, thus promoting professional achievement and personal fulfillment. Our programs provide an intellectually rigorous and challenging environment for preparing to teach, preparing for other education or health-related services, or preparing for leadership in education and selected health-related services.
The overarching theme of the graduate programs in the College of Education is 'The Learning Community in Action'. The goals of all programs are based on this theme.
Rowan University's teacher education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey and in the nation, has been accredited by the by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) since 1956. In addition, College of Education graduate programs have received National Recognition from the following professional organizations that are aligned with CAEP:
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
International Reading Association (IRA)
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
In addition, the M.A. in Counseling in Educational Settings program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The New Jersey State Department of Education also approves Rowan's programs.