Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education

Getting Connected


The Department of Multicultural Education is an academic department that prepares teachers for careers in ESL, bilingual, and multicultural settings. Multicultural education recognizes and supports different perceptions of the world as equally valid. It enables teachers to clarify their values and perceive their attitudes and stereotypes about other groups of people. Finally, it develops respect for linguistic and cultural differences. 

As of September 2015, undergraduate students who have not already successfully completed phase I coursework must fulfill new program entry requirements in order to take any upper level education courses. In addition, there will be new matriculation requirements for graduate students seeking teacher certification.


New Jersey City University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

Programs in the Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education, at the undergraduate and graduate level, are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). All education programs are approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education.

Do you: like to work with children? Enjoy reading? Value diversity? Want to make a difference in the lives of others? AMERICA READS is a way to get paid while serving the NJCU community. This work-study program places you in a Jersey City Public School where you will work 10-15 hours/week helping students advance their literacy skills. No educational experience is needed. 


  • MUST be federal work-study eligible
  • Ability to work 10-15 hours (on a regular weekly schedule (created in conjunction with your schedule.
  • Willingness to work in either Jersey City Public School # 34, Jersey City Public School # 38, or A. Harry Moore School. All are less than a 10 minute walk from campus.
  • Commitment to serve your community and the students within.
  • Ability to attend 1-2 training sessions throughout each semester.

For more information contact please Dr. Michelle Rosen ( at (201)200-3325.


Location: Professional Studies, Room 209
Phone: (201)200-3380
Fax: (201)200-3354

Debra Welch (
Dr. J. Alexis Kim, ( Department Chair