About the School The School of
Education was organized in 1923 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, 1960, the
Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, changed the
name of the school to the Graduate School of Education (GSE). 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. In 2005, the GSE faculty adopted the mission statement
embodied in the following paragraphs:
University Graduate School of Education is dedicated to the study and
improvement of educational institutions, processes, and agents to empower
people to act as reflective, compassionate, and effective participants in a
diverse and interconnected world.
professional school within New Jersey's flagship public university, the
production and dissemination of knowledge about education is central to our
mission and is achieved in the following ways:
Our faculty makes unique and
significant contributions to educational scholarship by employing rigorous
methods to understand, design, evaluate, and improve learning environments,
educational practices, policies, and procedures. We value and conduct research
that is collaborative and interdisciplinary, benefiting from the perspectives
of our colleagues across the university community and scholarly
practitioners who work in varied educational settings.
We are committed to attracting a
diverse student body. Our instructional programs prepare students to meet the
educational needs of diverse populations as teachers, educational leaders,
counselors, specialists, and researchers working in New Jersey, the nation, and
Our service programs and activities are
based on the belief that promoting high-quality education and effective
educational reform demands attention to processes of learning, teaching, and
leadership; the particular policies and practices of schools and other
educational organizations; and the wider contexts in which they operate.
In summary, our
mission is to create new knowledge about educational processes and policies and to
lead in the development of research-based instructional, professional, and
outreach programs that encompass three broad areas of endeavor: teaching,
research, and service.
information about academic programs, alumni news, the dean's office, our mission,
research centers, and student services, visit the school's website at http://www.gse.rutgers.edu.