College of Education
Never before has the need for qualified educators been greater. The College of Education offers a wide array of programs through its Schools (School for Communication Disorders and Deafness, School for Curriculum and Teaching and the School for Global Education and Innovation) and Departments (Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Health, and the Department of Special Education and Literacy) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that lead to New Jersey State certification. We also offer programs leading to advanced certification in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Literacy Studies, Special Education and Counselor Education. While our programs are designed for teachers, counselors, athletic trainers, and speech/language pathologists, they all reflect the beliefs of our faculty that education has the power to transform individuals and society and that respect for diversity and the provision of educational opportunity for all is fundamentally important in a pluralistic, democratic society. All of our programs are built upon the principles and values outlined in the College of Education Spectrum Conceptual Framework. For more information about our programs, see Academic Degrees, Programs and Program Coordinators.
In addition to our academic programs, the College of Education includes: the Teaching Performance Center, the Child Study Institute, the Post-Baccalaureate & Teacher Certification Office, the Office of Alternate Route Programs and the Child Care Center. Our faculty and staff have also received grants to support cutting edge research and teacher training like the Garden State Partnership for Teacher Quality and the New Vistas Project. The College also publishes the Journal of School Connections, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication founded by Kean University. JSC disseminates empirical quantitative and qualitative studies that provide insight into innovative classroom practices. To access recent issues and review submission guidelines, please visit the JSC website. For the most current issue, Fall 2012, click on this link.
The College of Education has much to celebrate. We point with pride to our candidate achievement scores on the Praxis I & II examinations (See Title II Data). We also rigorously assess all aspects of our teacher education programs and that data by program and semester can be found by visiting www.kean.edu/~ncate.
Click on the links on this page to learn more about Kean University's College of Education, its programs, students and faculty/staff.
We invite our College of Education program completers and those who employ our program completers to share their thoughts with us about the knowledge, skills and dispositions they acquired and display.
College of Education Surveys
Initial Program Completer Surveys
(Undergraduate programs, MA Instruction/Curriculum & MA Early Childhood: Classroom Option)
Advanced Program Completer Surveys
For students who have already graduated & for employers:
DR. SUSAN POLIRSTOK
Hennings Hall, HH 443
DR. JO HOFFMAN
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- > School of Curriculum and Teaching
- > School of Global Education and Innovation
- > Physical Education, Recreation & Health
- > Special Education & Literacy
- > Teaching Performance Center
- > Resources
- > Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Office
- > Garden State Partnership for Teacher Quality
- > College/Program Mission and SLOs
- > Child Study Institute