Mission Statement

The Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal promotes the simultaneous renewal of schools and the education of educators through a collaboration between and among Montclair State University and member school districts as equal partners. The Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal seeks to balance self-interest and selflessness in the provision of teacher preparation, professional development, curricular development and research. The Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal strives to provide the best possible education for all students, enabling them to make good judgments and to become contributing citizens in a social and political democracy.

Goal 1: We will move forward in our commitment to teaching for critical thinking as an educational ideal.

Goal 2: We will consider what it means to make a commitment for all teachers to work to enculturate the young as citizens in our political and social democracy and to understand the agenda for education in a democracy.

Goal 3: We will work to prepare teachers who see themselves as stewards of best practice and who understand the nature of change within the institutions in which they work.