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 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 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.
The College of Education at William Paterson University prepares teachers, leaders, and counselors and serves as a premier resource for diverse communities. Our nationally recognized and accredited programs meet the highest standards of professional preparation. The College creates educational opportunities through collaboration with local, national and global partners. We support student success and academic excellence through inquiry, scholarly work, critical reflection, and ongoing assessment. This collaborative effort demonstrates our belief in establishing a culture of evidence to ensure academic quality to the satisfaction of all of our stakeholders.
Dean, College of Education
Associate Dean, College of Education
OFFICE: Office: Room #4108
"My experience with WPU’s College of Education has been nothing short of incredible. I am thoroughly convinced that these are the best teachers the state has to offer and on top of their incredible teaching skills, they are wonderful human beings who truly care and bring out the best in you."
"At the College of Education (COE) everyone is willing to help, and everyone is cheering for your success. Staff and faculty are responsive to the needs of the students. The COE makes me feel respected by discussing social identities, working with the community, and creating mentoring programs. Also, I am practicing professional development by critically reflecting on culturally relevant teaching and social justice. The attitudes of the COE reflect on their willingness to enhance student learning."
“The COE prepared me to be an individual who embraces challenges and utilizes multiple viewpoints when approaching a situation. I have had the opportunity to apply what I learned in many capacities from student teaching, to working with peers and professors, to work life. I'm proud to become a future alumnus and look forward to using my education to make a positive impact across my career. Thank you to the professors, peers, and all who made this journey possible."
Salma Reyad '22
Double major in Elementary Education with an endorsement in ESL and bilingual education & Liberal Studies with a concentration in English Literature and Linguistics
"The College of Education has impacted my life in so many amazing ways during my short time here at WPU. During my time in the College of Education I have been able to bloom academically even joining Kapa Delta Pi the International Honor Society in Education. I am also originally a transfer student and the relationships I have been able to make through the College of Education are lifelong connections that I will surely take with me throughout my entire education career. "
Christina Aviles '23
Elementary Education Major K-6 with an Academic Major in Liberal Studies
"What stands out most for me about WP is the support system. I haven’t just found a supportive teacher or two; there are many valued staff members that have helped me push past the challenges that come with college. I now work at the Writing Center as a student ambassador and consultant for people that need tutoring. It’s refreshing to see that you can make an impact on those who are in the position you were once in."
Jaeden Mendoza '24
English and Secondary Education
William Paterson University
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