Rutgers GSE Launches New Concentrations in Undergraduate Minor in Education

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Rutgers GSE Launches New Concentrations in Undergraduate Minor in Education

New Brunswick, NJ – 9/6/2017– Undergraduate students at Rutgers University have the exciting opportunity to minor in Education as a Social Science through the Graduate School of Education (GSE). This year, students can take advantage of four new concentrations in the Education Minor to learn about educative practices from social, cultural, economic, and political perspectives. The four minor concentrations offer students the opportunity to explore a range of issues through a focus on Educational Policy and Social Justice, Creativity and Play, Global Education, and Exceptional Learners. These concentrations give undergraduates greater opportunities in pursuing their interests in education. Students are also able to pursue a general studies option in the Education as a Social Science Minor without pursuing a particular concentration.

Ranked first in New Jersey and third in the New York metropolitan region by U.S. News and World Report, Rutgers is home to one of America’s best graduate schools of education. The GSE welcomes undergraduate students by launching these four concentrations in the Education Minor. With easier access to Rutgers’ education faculty, targeted courses around education, and the ability to tailor their own courses of study, students are empowered and encouraged to grow personally and professionally. This minor empowers students with the critical skills they will need in a variety of professional settings that go beyond the field of education. Professional development, advocacy at the local and global levels, and the ability to work and grow as teams in any professional environment are some of the practical applications of the four new concentrations in the Education Minor.

“Rutgers GSE has been at the forefront of preparing graduate students to learn and teach in diverse contexts,” says Clark Chinn, GSE Associate Dean for Research and Chair of the Undergraduate Minor Committee. “We are delighted to extend our program to enrich the experience of undergraduate students by offering them the opportunity to explore their specific interests in issues of education.”

The GSE is committed to advancing excellence and equity in education, and for the last 95 years has been a national leader in preparing educators and researchers who create effective and equitable learning opportunities for diverse learners.