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About the School

The School of Education was organized in l923 to bring together the capacity within the university that contributes to the education of personnel in professional education and to scholarship in the field of education. On April 8, l960, the Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, changed the name of the school to the GraduateSchool of Education. This change recognized the changing role of the school in the preparation of educational personnel as a graduate institution offering the master of education and doctor of education degrees.

The mission of the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University consists of informing and improving education practice through the discovery and interpretation of knowledge and through preparing educational researchers and professionals, and constructively engaging educational institutions in New Jersey. As a professional school within the university, the school has the primary responsibility for the disciplined investigation of a major societal function: education-including study of the individuals who participate, the contexts in which learning takes place, and the interactions between them. In addition, the school offers programs of study designed to provide scholarly preparation for professionals aspiring to leadership roles in education. The school educates researchers who create and discover knowledge and practice and scholarly professionals who are knowledgeable in their field of expertise and will interpret research to educators and to the general public.

Thus, the mission of the Graduate School of Education, as articulated by the Board of Governors, encompasses three broad areas of endeavor: teaching, research, and service.

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