The Graduate School of Education offers two different programs for undergraduates at Rutgers.
One program, the urban social justice teacher education program, begins in the senior year of
undergraduate studies and continues into a fifth year of study, culminating in a master's degree. This program leads to state certification as a K-12 teacher, in one or more content areas,
eligible for employment in New Jersey's public schools. The program offers a robust combination of coursework at the GSE combined
with clinical experiences in carefully selected schools and classrooms that are
part of the GSE-Community School Partnership Network (CSPN). By combining experiences in the university classroom, K-12 schools, and local communities, GSE's urban social justice teacher education program offers students a unique opportunity to blend theory and practice to develop best practices in teaching and in the service of some of the most underresourced students, schools, and communities in the state.
The other program is an educational minor with several tracks. Each track, or area of concentration, provides an opportunity for undergraduates to study deeply in a particular
context in the field of education taking both a scholarly and practical point of view on the concentration area.
Both programs serve as a minor in the School of Arts and Sciences.