Department of Teaching, Learning, and Literacy

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The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Literacy is committed to preparing New Jersey educators to teach in an ever-evolving world.

We aim to:

  • Prepare reflective, skilled, and equity-based educators at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Commit to the belief that education is transformative, empowering & that social justice can be best accomplished through an educated citizenry
  • Inform educational theory and practice through research and experiential learning opportunities for students
  • Dedicate our instruction to cultivate critical and analytical thinkers & problem-solvers who will work in school settings mostly focused on the urban student populations

Contact Us

Faculty Directory

Professional Studies Building, Room 345
Phone: 201-200-3521

Dr. Michelle Rosen, Chair and Associate Professor
Email: mrosen@njcu.edu
Phone: 201-200-3325

Allan De Fina, Professor
adefina@njcu.edu

Deborah Woo, Professor
dwoo@njcu.edu

Mary McGriff, Professor
mmcgriff@njcu.edu

Erik Morales, Professor
emorales2@njcu.edu

Nicole Leibowitz, MA Administrative Assistant
nleibowitz@njcu.edu

Chrystal Mateo, MA  Director, New Pathways to Teaching NJ (NPTNJ)
cmateo1@njcu.edu

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