College of Education

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College of Education

If you’re seeking to launch or advance your career in education, William Paterson University’s College of Education offers a wide range of challenging and rewarding undergraduate and graduate degree, certification, and endorsement programs.

Founded in 1855 as a normal school for the preparation of teachers, William Paterson University has a long history of providing outstanding programs in education.  The College of Education, which is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), serves as a major resource for schools and school districts by preparing teachers, counselors, and administrators to advance in the profession.

When you enroll in a program in the College of Education, you will study in small classes taught by distinguished faculty.  You will also benefit from a cutting-edge curriculum that emphasizes multicultural education and the uses of new technologies.  Our programs and courses prepare students for increasingly high standards of performance expected within contemporary school systems and agencies.

The College of Education is located in the state-of-the-art building at 1600 Valley Road, giving you access to specialized facilities for teaching and learning. It includes a model classroom designed for study and demonstration of optimum teaching methods, as well as an assistive technology classroom equipped with the latest tools designed to provide curriculum access to persons with disabilities.

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