Recognized Nationally

Rowan University has an historic and unwavering commitment to preparing candidates, educators and other professionals who will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions indicative of the potential for outstanding success in their future careers. Candidate performances are measured according to the knowledge, skills and dispositions defined in the Conceptual Framework, which was developed in response to appropriate national and/or state standards.

Mission Statement

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 with the ultimate goal of ensuring equitable educational opportunities for all learners.

Vision Statement

The College of Education will be a leading force in preparing and supporting reflective practitioners who use education to transform our global society.

Access, Success, and Equity…Turning Research into Practice


Rowan University's teacher education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey and in the nation, has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) -- now known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) -- since 1956. In addition, College of Education programs have received National Recognition from the following professional organizations:

In addition, the M.A. in Counseling in Educational Settings program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).