College of Education and Human Services - 2011 University Catalog

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Dean: Ada Beth Cutler, Ed.D.
Associate Dean: Tamara Lucas, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Kimberly O'Halloran, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean: Leslie E. Jenkins, M.A.

Whether you are interested in teaching, nutrition, food management, athletic training, counseling, public health, family and child studies, exercise science, educational leadership, literacy education, or corporate training, you will find a strong academic program to meet your needs in the College of Education and Human Services. 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. In April 2010, our secondary teacher education program and elementary teacher education program were ranked, respectively, 14th and 17th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. In December 2007, The George Lucas Educational Foundation named Montclair State one of ten leading schools of education in the nation. 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. The 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 20 nearby school districts, is part of the Center of Pedagogy.

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 committed to making life better for citizens in our political and social democracy. Our Ph.D. in Counselor Education, welcomed its first cohort of students in September, 2009.

 Our newest program is an Ed.D. in Teacher Education and Teacher Development which will enroll its first cohort in fall 2010.

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 Center, and a collaborative teaching laboratory.

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