Kean University has enjoyed a long and rich history of preparing
education professionals to work in New Jersey schools.
Since its inception, Kean University has been a forerunner in
teacher education in New Jersey. Today, Kean graduates are
making a real difference in the lives of young people throughout
the United States and abroad. Our College of Education
graduates represent the quality of our programs, and we
continuously hear how wonderful a job our graduates do in their
The College of Education has been accredited by the National
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since
1955. Our most recent visit by NCATE in Fall 2010 has
resulted in our being accredited through 2017. Notably,
only one-third of the schools that produce teachers in the
United and New Jersey earn this certification. We value
and respect the accreditation process, as it provides us with an
opportunity to engage in serious self-study and reflection.
College of Education Mission
Statement and Philosophy, Purpose and Goals
College of Education
Students entering Kean University in
the Fall of 2012 will be required to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
in order to be admitted to Teacher Education programs and must
maintain this GPA throughout the program. All students are
also required to take and pass all three (3) parts of the Praxis
I examination: Reading, Mathematics and Writing in order
to become a declared student in the College of Education.
NCATE is now CAEP
COUNCIL for the ACCREDITATION OF EDUCATOR PREPARATION
Effective July 1,
2013, NCATE and TEAC have been consolidated into CAEP as the new
accrediting body for teacher education.
CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through
evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports
continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.