US News Ranks Montclair State University in Top 20 for Education Programs

Montclair State University's graduate programs in secondary teacher education and elementary teacher education were ranked 14 and 17 respectively in the 2010 US News and World Report rankings of America's Best Graduate Schools. The rankings include 278 doctoral-granting schools of education from throughout the United States, and Montclair State University placed ahead of renowned institutions including Harvard, New York University, and the University of California-Berkeley in these categories.

"Montclair State's programs are now receiving the national accolades that New Jersey educators have long bestowed on our programs, faculty, and students," said Ada Beth Cutler, dean of the College of Education and Human Services. "Our reputation as a premier College of Education has been longstanding and growing, and we are honored to achieve this national recognition."

This recognition of University-wide accomplishments in teacher education comes on the heels of two other recent honors. Later this month at the Annual Meeting of AERA (American Educational Research Association), Montclair State University will receive the 2010 Wisniewski Award from the Society of Professors of Education. The purpose of this annual award is to recognize an institution that has made "singularly significant contributions to the theory and practice of teacher education." The University also recently learned it was selected by the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation as one of 27 host institutions where Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Aspiring Teachers of Color Fellows may pursue MAT degrees. These 27 institutions were selected from among 159 invited applications.

Montclair State's College of Education and Human Services was also ranked among the ten leading schools of education in the nation by the George Lucas Foundation in 2008.

With a more than 100-year tradition of excellence and educational leadership, Montclair State University's College of Education and Human Services offers several advantages for those pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education:
  • Outstanding and innovative programs in the education and human services fields with nationally recognized faculty and accreditation
  • Program faculty and staff dedicated to meeting the unique needs of our student population
  • Facilities that are on the cutting edge of learning and technology, including University Hall, home of the College of Education and Human Services, and the largest and most sophisticated building in the University's history
  • Flexible study for graduate students, including weekend, accelerated, and Web-enhanced course options
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