School of Education
Stockton University's School of Education connects learners and educators to one another and to our communities.
Welcome to the Stockton University School of Education. Whether you are in high school or a current college student who is considering attending or transferring to Stockton or you are a current Stockton student or a graduate of another college, you will find a variety of programs that can be tailored to help you reach your goals in education. The links on this page are designed for students just beginning their journey towards initial certification as well as students who are interested in persuing additional certifications and graduate degrees.
School of Education Mission Statement
The Stockton University School of Education’s mission is to engage educators and leaders in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs that offer challenging and meaningful learning experiences. Our faculty and staff excel in collaboration, employ student-centered pedagogy, use relevant integrated research, embed educational technologies, embrace diversity, and establish reciprocal community partnerships.
The Stockton University School of Education envisions developing and supporting a PreK- through- Doctoral community of collaborative change agents and practitioners who sustain productive, inclusive and optimistic environments.
The School of Education faculty and staff believe in the following statements:
- Acknowledging the changing demographics of our communities, our programs place diverse individuals at the center of our practice to create inclusive communities.
- Global awareness prepares us to become engaged world citizens who understand how our actions affect those around us, and strive for equity.
- Culturally Responsive Teaching is important in all aspects of learning, offering culturally relevant experiences that support learning within the context of culture.
- Stockton University’s Essential Learning Outcomes infuse our course work to ensure students are prepared with skills and knowledge required in the 21st century educational community.
The program is aligned with New Jersey’s Professional Standards for Teachers. Stockton’s teacher certification curricula have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and are recognized by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.
The Teacher Education Program is a fieldwork-intensive program requiring candidates to spend 160 hours in public schools prior to the student-teaching semester. Field experiences/clinical practice (including Student Teaching) are coordinated and organized by the School of Education. Students complete certification requirements either in conjunction with or following the completion of a first bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts or other major.
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