New Doctoral Program in the Works

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The new EdD in Teacher Education and Teacher Development at Montclair State is the first of its kind in the region.

Beginning with the fall semester of 2010, Montclair State University will add a new doctoral program to its growing list: an EdD in Teacher Education and Teacher Development.

The new program is the first of its kind in the region—and one of only a few in the country—and is based on the most current research in teacher preparation and learning. It builds on Montclair State’s nationally recognized programs in teacher preparation, and provides a unique opportunity for those who want to become future leaders in the preparation and development of teachers.

According to Program Director AnaMaria Villegas, the new program aims to develop scholars and practitioners who will become teacher educators working not only in colleges, universities, and schools, but also in state agencies, professional development organizations, and foundations.

“Drawing on the recognized excellence of Montclair State’s undergraduate and master’s-level teacher education programs, including a strong connection to public schools, the program offers students the opportunity to engage in advanced study of how teachers learn to teach in multicultural contexts and how they develop throughout their careers,” says Villegas.