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Graduate School of Education

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is dedicated to the study and improvement of educational institutions, processes, and practitioners. The school offers instructional programs that prepare tomorrow’s teachers, counselors, specialists, researchers, and educational leaders, and is committed to attracting a diverse student body who will become effective and compassionate educators in an increasingly interconnected world. The school's faculty and students conduct research critical for progress in the 21st century, including in such areas as early childhood education, educational equity and social justice, literacy development, and the teaching of mathematics and science. As a professional school within New Jersey’s flagship public university, the Graduate School of Education also administers numerous outreach programs and partnerships for the betterment of education at every level.

At a Glance

Students: 969 (full-time and part-time)
Faculty: 113 (full-time and part-time)
Office of the Dean: 10 Seminary Place, College Avenue Campus

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Education (Ed.M.)
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education (Awarded through the Graduate School–New Brunswick)


  • The school is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best graduate schools of education.
  • The Ed.M. degree is offered in more than 15 areas of concentration, while the Ed.D. degree is offered in six.
  • The Graduate School of Education is host to cutting-edge research centers and institutes that address such issues as better learning environments, improved classroom and school organizational practices, and advancing early childhood education.
  • The school’s South Africa Initiative is an interdisciplinary program for teachers and students in the United States and South Africa to exchange information through service learning, training, and distance technology.
  • The school offers five-year teacher certification programs for Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduates that lead to a bachelor’s degree in the student’s chosen field and an Ed.M. degree.