Message from the Dean

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Welcome to the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) at Montclair State University. As you explore our website and read about our outstanding students, faculty, and academic programs, you will discover many significant ways in which work we do within and beyond the CEHS makes a difference in the lives of children, families and communities. 

CEHS offers a broad variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that build upon strong foundations in the liberal arts and incorporates critical thinking and professional ethics in your developing professional knowledge and expertise.

Students interested in teaching, nutrition, food management, athletic training, counseling, new literacies, family and child studies, exercise science, educational leadership, special and inclusive education, literacy education, or public health will find strong academics that are consistently refined to prepare graduates for employment and leadership in today’s demanding, selective workplaces.

Housed in state-of-the-art facilities in University Hall, CEHS is a hub of creativity, innovation, and excellence, where students, faculty, and staff create solutions to community problems, invent innovative practices and curriculum, and engage in and publish cutting-edge research. The College serves as a leader in creating neighborhoods of promise that focus our collective energies on breaking the cycle of poverty in our local communities.  Thus, our programs prepare you to not only be the best that you can be but to work collaboratively to build a healthier, better educated, and more just society.

An outstanding faculty and staff provide support for students success from the point at which they make decisions about a career to pursue, a program to enter, a series of courses and internships to complete, where and how to apply for a job, and how to advance professionally. The College has a strong international, national, and local reputation for the quality of our programs, faculty, and graduates. US News and World Report Best Graduate Schools ranked our secondary teacher program in 2011 and our elementary program in 2013 among the top 20 in the nation.

Join us at the CEHS at Montclair State University and become a part of our outstanding academic community.

If you have questions about the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University please feel free to contact the Dean's Office or any of our department chairpersons.  To learn more about our programs and to select the program that is right for you, please visit our Academic Programs site.

Francine  Peterman
Dean