College of Education and Human Services - 2012 University Catalog

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Dean: Francine P. Peterman, Ph.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 teacher development, 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. For the past three years, college graduate programs in teacher preparation were ranked in the top 20 in the nation in the US News and World Report rankings of America's Best Graduate Schools. The University continues to be recognized as a leader among other institutions in the field of teacher preparation. The work of the College of Education and Human Services was recognized by the recent selection of Montclair State to participate in 100K in 10. Funded by the Carnegie Corporation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 100K in 10 has a mission to recruit, prepare, and retain 100,000 new STEM teachers in ten years. Montclair State is one of a small number of institutions and the only New Jersey institution selected for this initiative, which also includes Stanford, New York University, and the University of California at Berkeley. 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 close to 30 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 building a healthier, better educated and more just society. Our doctoral programs include the PhD in Counselor Education and the EdD in Teacher Education and Teacher Development.  The new PhD in Family Studies will accept its first cohort in Fall 2013.

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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