Our Teachers

Elizabeth Zwierzynski is honored as a NJ Distinguished Student Teacher of 2013

Elizabeth Zwierzynski (Ed.M. Dance Education May 2013) was deeply inspired when she visited South Africa two summers ago as a participant of Rutgers Graduate School of Education’s South Africa Initiative 2011 Study Tour. During this three-week service/learning trip, Elizabeth was able to teach dance to underprivileged children while traveling through South Africa.  Read more about Elizabeth here.

Several graduates of Rutgers Graduate School of Education have been received the award which honors Teacher Education students who are nominated by their student teaching supervisors as demonstrating promise to be outstanding teachers.  Previous GSE award winners are: 

  • Olivia Mode- Dance Education, 2012
  • Lauren Hayes - Elementary and Special Education, 2011
  • Luis Leyva - Mathematics Education, 2011
  • Jonathan Chia- Physics Education, 2010
  • Ms. Shari Wejsa- Social Studies Education, 2010


Data on our Graduates

Applicant Cumulative GPA

The GSE's recent cohorts' average GPAs are 3.42, 3.34, 3.39 and 3.41 for the last four graduating classes as incoming applicants.

Dual Licensure

The GSE offers many dual licensure programs.  Three of our four elementary education (K-5) initial teacher preparation programs lead to a recommendation for two licenses upon completion of the program.  The second licensure area choices are preschool (P-3), middle school (5-8), and special education (K-12).  This academic year 104 graduates completed the K-5 program - 89 of those were dual certification students.

Students in the foreign language program have to opportunity to obtain dual licensure - along with their target language preparation, they also can be prepared for English as a Second Language.  Finally, students in the physical science program are afforded to seek dual licensure in physical science and physics (as long as they have the requisite content knowledge background).


Alumni Information

President Emeritus, University of Maine at Fort Kent
Dr. Herb Flamer GSE‘72,‘78
Dr. Mary Guess Flamer GSE ‘71,‘93
GSE’ 05
Ed.D. Early Childhood and Elementary Education
GSE ‘92
Ed.D. Educational Theory, Policy & Administration
GSE’ 94
GSE ’80 
Ed.M. Learning, Cognition, and Development
GSE ’72, ‘77