Program Accolades

"I have found that teacher candidates from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education were well-prepared, imaginative, and especially knowledgeable in their subject areas. They came to us with a vision for educational excellence that distinguished them from many other candidates."
Anthony di Battista
Former Superintendent
West Morris Regional High School District
"The Rutgers Graduate School of Education does an excellent job of preparing teacher candidates to enter the profession. Whether it is as a student-teacher or as a new teacher, the candidates who come from the GSE are up-to-date in their field demonstrating both content and pedagogical expertise. They are ready to work with students and help them to be college and career ready."
Martin Smith
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
“I had very strong ties to Rutgers, and the Graduate School of Education had an excellent reputation... I feel that I was very fortunate to have held a variety of roles in education. I was usually able to get the positions I was aspiring to, and part of the reason was my preparation at GSE.”
Roberta Kanarick GSE‘92
Former New Jersey Department of Education Administrator 
“The best part about coming to Rutgers, to the Graduate School of Education, as opposed to another way to study developmental psychology, was that it connected me with the science of child development, the statistical analyses, how research is conducted, and gave me opportunities to participate in research, so that I really understood it from the inside out.”
Karen Nemeth GSE‘80
Founder of Language Castle Consulting 
“We got a lot of practical ideas about how to apply this information to the classroom. There was a great deal of support in getting your degree and an atmosphere that encouraged you to work up to your potential, and I liked that. I liked the challenge.”
Kathleen Slayton GSE ‘72, ‘77
Former Educator of Piscataway Township 
Docent of the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum 
Member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary

Awards and Honors

New Jersey Department of Education Distinguished Student Teachers

Several graduates of Rutgers Graduate School of Education have received the award which honors Teacher Education students who are nominated by their student teaching supervisors as demonstrating promise to be outstanding teachers.  
The award is announced annually, recognizing fifteen of the year’s top graduates of teacher preparation programs administered by New Jersey colleges and universities.
Recent GSE award winners are: 


Faculty Members Honored for Excellence in Teacher Preparation

Dr. Eugenia Etkina and Dr. Mary Curran were recently honored for their work during the "Higher Education Showcase of Exemplary Practices" event.  The annual ceremony honors faculty members in the state of New Jersey for their contributions to higher education and for consistently meeting the highest standards in teacher education.  Learn more about this honor here.


Rutgers Graduate School of Education Named One of the Nation's Top Schools of Education

According to the latest U.S. News & World Report survey of graduate programs, the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education is one of the top graduate programs in the United States. Rutgers GSE was the only graduate education program in New Jersey to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings compare information gathered from more than 13,500 graduate programs, including business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. For rankings of graduate education programs, 356 schools granting doctoral degrees were surveyed in the fall of 2013. Respondents provided the data upon which the rankings were based. Programs are ranked each year based on both expert opinion and statistical measures regarding the quality of faculty, research, and students.
Recently the GSE's online graduate programs were also ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs.
Learn more about the GSE's ranking here.