Connecting educators with the resources to improve teaching and learning is central to the GSE mission. The GSE works with practitioners and scholars to identify critical needs in education and to develop targeted programs to address these needs. This partnership makes the GSE’s education resources—technical assistance, professional development, coaching, and other support services—relevant and responsive to the everyday realities faced by educators, schools, and school districts.
The GSE’s outreach and service initiatives are research based and have been field tested to improve pre-K–16 classroom and school organizational practices. Our programs emphasize achievement for all learners, student attainment of state and national content standards, and the preparation of lifelong learners who will be productive members of society.
We are committed to linking research with policy and practice and sharing this knowledge with the greater education community.
Alternate Route Training
The GSE’s Center for Effective School Practices provides Alternate Route training for college graduates who are interested in becoming a teacher but haven’t completed a traditional teacher-training program at a college or university. Candidates who successfully complete the Alternate Route program, offered under contract with the New Jersey Department of Education, receive state teacher certification.
Center for Literacy Development
The Center for Literacy Development is committed to improving literacy support systems and providing a professional learning network of literacy leaders and teachers. The center’s network membership services include professional development to improve teacher quality and school leadership, literacy coaching in schools, and direct services to children.