Rowan University's teacher education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey and in the nation, has been accredited since 1956. Click Here for more information about the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Last site visit: October 2015

Next site visit: Spring 2022

In addition, College of Education programs have received National Recognition from the following professional organizations:

ACTFL -American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
CEC - Council for Exceptional Children
ELCC - Educational Leadership Constituent Council
IRA - International Reading Association
NAEYC - National Association for the Education of Young Children
NASP - National Association of School Psychologists
NASPE - National Association for Sport and Physical Education
NCSS - National Council for the Social Studies
NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English
NCTM - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NSTA - National Science Teachers Association
TESOL - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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).

The New Jersey State Department of Education also approves Rowan's programs.


The College of Education has identified conceptual competencies we incorporate into our programmatic coursework and clinical experiences for all program in the COE. These competencies are clustered into our 4 pillars: Knowledge, Diversity, Technology, and Impact and have been defined at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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