Montclair State University is the first university in the nation to create a formal structure, known as the Center of Pedagogy, in which faculty from arts and sciences, education and the public schools are equally involved in the ongoing work of teacher education. Anyone who is involved in the education of educators is a member of the Center of Pedagogy. Policies and practices are established by collaborative groups with equal representation from all members.
Under the umbrella of the Center of Pedagogy you will find a number of programs and offices including the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal; the Agenda for Education in a Democracy; the Office of Teacher Education Admission, Recruitment and Diversity; the Office of Teacher Education Advisement and Retention; the Office of Clinical Internships; Project Build and the Urban Teacher Residency Program.
The Center of Pedagogy coordinates all aspects of teacher education. Our work is informed by the belief that public education is critical to creating and sustaining a political and social democracy. We believe that schools, universities, and communities must engage in simultaneous and collaborative renewal in order to make our vision of education for social justice a reality.