Happenings in the College of Education

Fall 2017 College of Education Newsletter- Innovation in Education

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West Deptford Middle School joined Rowan’s Professions Development Schools (PDS) Network on Friday, September 29th!

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Glassboro’s J. Harvey Rodgers School is Rowan’s eighth Professional Development School

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Internationally Recognized Disability Rights Leader Judy Heumann came to campus on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to speak about advancing the human rights of people with disabilities. Her talk included a partial screening of the documentary, “Lives Worth Living,” which chronicles the history of the American disability rights movement. After the talk, a group of students, faculty, and staff joined Judy for lunch in the Owl’s Nest.  



Access, Success, and Equity Award Winners




Breakfast before Homecoming 2017



The New Jersey Science Teacher Association Newsletter highlights our science education student Kirsten Fuller.

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 Dean Shealey and Project IMPACT’s first cohort.



Rowan’s College of Education joins consortium for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

Rowan University’s College of Education was recently accepted as a new member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). Headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education, CPED is both a collaborative effort to promote excellence for the educational doctorate (Ed.D.) and a design-based research project. Rowan will join 21 other new institutions and 80 existing members committed to learning together and engaging in a process of innovation. “CPED is prestigious and selective. Being accepted is a mark of distinction for Rowan University,” explains Associate Professor Monica Reid Kerrigan. “This greatly benefits our Ed.D. program because we will now have the opportunity to learn and grow through collaboration with the other CPED member institutions.  We are now part of a community focused on studying and improving practice, which will allow us to make our already strong program even stronger and more rigorous.” Through involvement in CPED, Rowan’s faculty will work with consortium members as they together explore ways to continue to improve Ed.D. programs.  “CPED is focused on innovation, improvement, and collaboration--always with a focus on rigorous improvement for practice,” says MaryBeth Walpole, professor and chair of Rowan’s Department of Educational Services and Leadership. “It connects us with other programs similarly focused on rigorous approaches to practice.” Adds Kerrigan:  “We will be engaged in the effort to reclaim and distinguish the Ed.D. from the doctor of philosophy, emphasizing that the Ed.D. is more practically oriented, applied in nature, but no less rigorous than the Ph.D.” Offered since 1997, the Doctor of Educational Leadership program was Rowan's first doctoral program. Students are educated to become reflective practitioners who not only understand and evaluate professional research and literature, but also learn how to translate research and theory into practice in order to transform educational institutions to meet society’s challenging needs. The program offers tracks in Higher Education, P-12, Nurse Educator and a Community College Leadership Initiative.  Depending on the track, the program is offered as a hybrid, online, or in a blended format. 


Increasing diversity in the teaching ranks: With support from mentors and Rowan students, 9 new students prepare to make an IMPACT in classrooms

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“We seek to be inclusive rather than divisive, advocate rather than antagonize, and honor our collective contributions to our community rather than disrespect valued members of our community.” Please read this important letter from the administrative leadership team of Rowan University’s College of Education. For the letter, please click here


SJ Magazine's Women of Excellence Awards Reception - Dr. Monika Shealey

Dr. Shealey, Dean of Rowan University’s College of Education, was one of six accomplished women who were honored on June 12th at SJ Magazine’s Women of Excellence Awards Reception. On being selected as the 2017 Game Changer, Dean Shealey stated, “I feel that’s what the Game Changer Award is about. It’s about understanding the context, the landscape in which you are working, but being a visionary as well. This award means the world to me, not just for me, but it acknowledges our entire College of Education and our contributions.” Dean Shealey hopes young women will be inspired and motivated by her example. “I hope that any young woman who sees me, sees my strength, sees my determination, and my commitment. I hope they see themselves in me. I hope they see what they could be and know there is nothing they can’t accomplish and education is the door that opens all of those possibilities.”   

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Golden Years Reunion Breakfast (06/02/2017)

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IMPACT is featured in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) blog:



Dr. Shelley Zion has been elected to the AERA Special Interest Group (SIG) Executive Committee sz'




Want to learn more about all the great things happening at Rowan University's College of Education?Image result for rowan Radio                  Listen to Dean Monika Shealey’s Rowan Radio interview here.  



Congratulations to the College of Education Celebrating Excellence Awardees: 

Dr. Lisa Vernon-Dotson, Dr. Beth Wassell, Dr. Amy Accardo, and Donald Bland!