Message from the Dean
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the "e-home" of the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University. I encourage you to explore our website and read about our outstanding faculty, programs, and projects. As you read, you will find out why I am so proud to be the dean of this College.
Whether you are interested in teaching, nutrition, food management, athletic training, counseling, new literacies, family and child studies, exercise science, educational leadership, literacy education, or public health, you will find a strong program to meet your needs. Most are available at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Montclair State University has a long and illustrious history of preparing highly qualified teachers for our region's public schools. US News and World Report Best Graduate Schools 2011 ranked our secondary teacher program and our elementary program among the top 20 in the nation. In 2010, the Society of Professors of Education presented the College with the Richard Wisnewski Award for its outstanding contribution to the field of teacher education. Our nationally renowned, award winning teacher education program is grounded in a clear and compelling set of beliefs and standards about what constitutes good teaching, learning, and schooling. These beliefs and standards are embodied in the Portrait of a Teacher, which you will find on the Center of Pedagogy web pages. The University's Center of Pedagogy, which oversees all aspects of teacher education, brings together faculty from education, the arts and sciences, and the schools to work collaboratively on our Agenda for Education in a Democracy. The Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal, our school-university partnership with over 25 nearby school districts, is part of the Center of Pedagogy. You will find detailed information about the Center of Pedagogy and all of its programs and initiatives on its web pages. Information about programs and admissions to teacher education at Montclair State can be found there and under Teacher Education on our home page.
Every one of our programs is built on a strong liberal arts foundation with special attention to critical thinking in the context of a professional knowledge base. All of our programs recognize the ethical dimensions of education and human services professions, and prepare individuals to contribute toward a healthier, better educated and more just society. Our doctoral programs include an Ed.D. in Pedagogy and Philosophy, a Ph.D. in Counselor Education, and an Ed.D. in Teacher Education and Teacher Development.
The College of Education and Human Services resides in a magnificent new building, University Hall, which is the showplace of our campus. It is thrilling to have a facility that mirrors the excellence of our faculty, staff, programs, and students. Prominent in the new building is the ADP Center for Teacher Preparation and Learning Technologies, a state of the art facility that includes classrooms of the future, an instructional technology design laboratory, the Curriculum Resource Collection, and a collaborative teaching laboratory.
Please feel free to contact me, Associate Dean Tamara Lucas, Associate Dean Kim O'Halloran, Assistant Dean Leslie Jenkins, or any of our departments if you need information beyond what is provided in these pages. I hope you will enjoy exploring our website, and find the information you are seeking. Join us at the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University and become a part of our outstanding academic community.
Francine P. Peterman