GSE Tops State Report on Grad Employment Rate in NJ Public Schools

Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) has the highest employment rate of graduates in New Jersey public schools according to the New Jersey Department of Education’s Annual Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) report released in September.
The 2015 report states that 69% of graduates with a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) from the GSE were employed in New Jersey public schools, which is 13% higher than the statewide average. In the 2014 report the GSE had an employment rate of 55%, the second highest in the state. CEAS graduates are those from the teacher preparation programs including the five-year programs and post-baccalaureate programs.
The EPP report compared graduate employment rates of 26 New Jersey institutions of higher education. Information on employment was gathered from thousands of public K-12 schools in New Jersey, with programs ranked based on expert opinion and statistical measures regarding the quantity of graduates employed in schools and the quality of education in over 20 academic subjects.
GSE Dean Wanda J. Blanchett, expressed satisfaction with the graduates’ employment rates. “Graduates of Rutgers GSE have long been sought after for their professionalism, preparation, content knowledge, and effective practice,” noted Dean Blanchett.  “I am pleased to see that this report confirms that sentiment and demonstrates the value our program provides to the great state of New Jersey and beyond.”
Since 1923 the GSE has been a national leader in preparing effective practitioners, transformative leaders, and accomplished researchers who create effective and equitable learning opportunities and who discover the new knowledge that strengthens and advances education equity. As a professional school within Rutgers, a premier public research university and New Jersey’s state university, the GSE is uniquely positioned to offer rigorous research-based professional education for teachers, administrators, and other education leaders.
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