Dean's Message


Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Education at Rowan University. This is an exciting time for Rowan University! With the rise of the university to state comprehensive research status, emphasizing areas such as engineering, science, medicine, and health sciences; the landscape of the former Glassboro Teachers College has changed significantly. As the oldest college on campus, the College of Education has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement and innovation in scholarship. For over 90 years, the college has been preparing educators for South Jersey and beyond.

Our vision is to be a leading force in preparing and supporting reflective practitioners who use education to transform our global society.

With the ultimate goal of ensuring equitable education opportunities for all learners, The College of Education’s primary mission is to positively impact and develop local, regional, national and global educational communities by:

  • Collaborating with partners in the field to promote learning and the mental and physical health of diverse learners in all settings
  • Integrating teaching, research, and service to advance knowledge in the field
  • Preparing and supporting professionals through the development of knowledge, skills and dispositions

What makes the College of Education relevant is our engagement with our P-12 and community partners through our Professional Development Schools (PDS) network, field and clinical experiences, outreach programs, and advisory boards. In addition, the faculty are actively engaged in renewal through innovation as evidenced by our partnership with the University of Central Florida and the TeachLivE technology as well as our collaborative interdisciplinary programs with our colleagues in areas such as engineering and medical education.

Finally, our faculty and students are involved in knowledge production that results in transformation of our programs and the communities we serve. Our tagline best captures the essence of our work, Access, Success, and Equity…Turning Research into Practice.

We invite you to join us on our journey toward transforming public education.

-Dean Monika Williams Shealey, Ph.D.