THE MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL RENEWAL. School/University Partnership. PARTNER DISTRICTS: 2012-2013. BERGEN Englewood Fair Lawn Maywood Pascack Valley Ridgewood Teaneck Tenafly. MORRIS Parsippany/Troy Hills Randolph Rockaway Township. HUDSON Kearny.
Passaic Valley Regional
Montclair State University's graduate programs in secondary teacher education and elementary teacher education were ranked 14 and 17 respectively in the 2010 US News and World Report rankings of America's Best Graduate Schools. The rankings include 278 doctoral-granting schools of education from throughout the United States, and Montclair State University placed ahead of renowned institutions including Harvard, New York University, and the University of California-Berkeley in these categories.
Emphasis on Partnership:
“For our students to have a vision of teaching as something that is an intellectually challenging and collaborative learning experience, they must have experiences in schools where teachers learn together.”
~Former Dean Ada Beth Cutler
The MSU’s Teacher Education Program was profiled as one of four exemplary school-university partnership models
Montclair State University
Montclair State University’s (MSU) teacher education program focuses on all three TNE design principles: data- driven decisions, engagement of Arts & Science faculty, and an emphasis on teaching as a clinical practice profession. Data from MSU’s Teacher Education Assessment System as well as evidence derived from performance assessments is analyzed to inform programmatic adjustments and improvements. Its Center of Pedagogy engages arts and science and public school colleges as equal partners in teacher education. MSU also is increasing and intensifying mentoring during field experiences coupled with on-site courses for teacher candidates in partner schools. In its partnership with Newark (New Jersey) City Schools, MSU has convened clinical faculty and mentors in forums to learn common strategies and skills that can be utilized both at the pre-service and induction programs. The partnership utilizes NTC’s formative assessment system to provide a common framework for conversations about teaching practice and to accelerate new teacher growth and development.
Promotes the mission of the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER)
The simultaneous renewal of the schools and the education of educators
Based on the 4 Moral Dimensions:
Works with the Teacher Education Program at MSU
Provides veteran teachers in the partner schools opportunities for professional development, curricular development, and research
Promotes the simultaneous renewal of schools and the education of educators
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Mentoring and Coaching Strategies
Integrating Music & Movement
Coming of Age: In Literature & the Media
Exploring Issues of Diversity in the Classroom
Literature through Art
Science Teaching & Learning
Introduction to SMART Boards
Web 2.0 in the Classroom
Teachers as Scholars provides MSUNER teachers and administrators an opportunity to immerse themselves in scholarly topics and issues in small, liberal arts seminars offered by university faculty. Montclair State University offers seminars that focus on three main areas: Great Lives and Literatures; Living, Learning, and the Arts; and Science Matters.
MSUNER Summer Conference
June 28, 2013