Dean's Message | Graduate School of Education

Dean's Message

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is one of America's best graduate schools of education.

Our faculty and students conduct research in several critical areas, including early education; educational equity and social justice; literacy development; and mathematical and scientific learning, reasoning, and teaching. Along with our partners, we are home to the Regional Educational Laboratory for the Mid-Atlantic region. The GSE’s Center for Effective School Practices, the Rutgers Institute for Improving Student Achievement, and the Davis Institute for Learning serve to connect the GSE with professional educators throughout New Jersey. Our National Institute for Early Education Research conducts world-class, cutting-edge research that helps to shape early childhood education policy across the nation.

Rutgers’ GSE continues to produce outstanding scholars, educational leaders, teachers, and counselors. The GSE faculty has redesigned its Ed.D. program to focus on preparing pre-k–16 educational practitioners to be reflective and effective leaders. At the same time, the Ph.D. in education has been expanded to better serve the needs of future researchers. Working with our talented students and helping them to achieve their professional goals is another important way that our school helps to enhance educational practice in New Jersey and beyond. We are very proud of our graduates and appreciate the positive response they have received in schools, universities, and other professional settings throughout our state and nation.

The women and men who comprise the faculty of the GSE are creative and productive researchers, and caring and dedicated teachers, committed to the field of professional education. We believe our work in the field of education is important to enhancing the lives of children, adolescents, and adults. We also believe that we have an accepting and caring community of faculty, staff, and students that provides a supportive context for this work.

In closing, let me welcome you to this website for Rutgers’ Graduate School of Education. I hope that your visit here stimulates a further interest to either call (848-932-7496) or visit us in person at 10 Seminary Place in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest in the GSE.

Richard De Lisi
Dean and Professor