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TEACHER EDUCATION AT RAMAPO: INSPIRING. LEADING. LEARNING.

Our Teacher Education and Certification Program offers a wide range of state-of-the-art undergraduate, graduate, and professional certificate programs designed to meet the unique learning, professional and personal needs of prospective and practicing educators. Each of our degree and certification programs is grounded in the liberal arts and built upon the four institutional pillars that promote experiential, interdisciplinary and culturally responsive teaching and learning.

We encourage you to explore the contents of our Teacher Education and Certification Program website to:

  • learn more about the many exciting academic and preparatory programs available to our students
  • meet our uniquely experienced, dedicated and talented faculty and staff
  • make an informed and, potentially, life-changing decision.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Therefore, please do feel comfortable to reach out to us anytime to address your questions, seek advice or, simply engage in thought-provoking discourse!

What we believe:

We believe that contemporary educators must be lifelong learners, ever searching for answers to the “how” and “why” of research-based best practices, and always striving for pedagogical excellence. From our Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and certificate-based teacher education concentrations, to our post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, our exceptional faculty take great pride in their determined efforts and abilities to adeptly create a transformational experience, one that advances knowledge, expertise and careers in education.

Living our mission:

Living our mission: RCNJ Teacher Education/Certification Program students quickly learn that our faculty and staff are tirelessly committed to providing a personalized life-changing collegiate experience – one that will further our mission “to prepare educators who are highly competent in their academic disciplines and highly effective in their instructional and/or administrative skills. Our program, aligned with the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers, prepares candidates at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate levels to be educators who model reflective, innovative teaching behaviors while demonstrating dedication to and enthusiasm for life-long learning. The RCNJ TE/Certification Program at Ramapo College seeks to ensure that candidates are prepared to communicate effectively, establish productive relationships, and respond to the needs of individual learners. The program emphasizes the development of well-rounded and well-prepared educators who understand the profound impact of education in a democratic society, who strive to engage with all learners in a fair, compassionate, and productive manner, and who respect the dignity and diversity of all people (January 2018).

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