Program Updates

Tue
06
Nov

Rutgers Class Helps Grow Better Pumpkins

Little girl touching pumpkins

This year, Rich Norz has more than enough pumpkins growing on his 45-acre pumpkin patch to supply all the consumers who come to pick and purchase pumpkins at Norz Hill Farm and Market in Hillsborough.

He can give some of the credit for his good crop to Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and to its Mid-Atlantic Pumpkin School, a one-day workshop that teaches farmers how to grow better pumpkins. Read the entire story

 

Sat
01
Sep

Gifted Education Program for Teachers Expands to South Jersey

Information session set for September 6 in Mays Landing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Starting in January 2013, K-12 educators in South Jersey will have more convenient access to Rutgers’ Gifted Education Graduate Certificate Program, which will be offered for the first time at Rutgers’ new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing.

Free information sessions about the program will be held throughout the fall at Atlantic Cape.

New Jersey state law requires school districts to assess giftedness and provide gifted instruction in kindergarten through grade 12, but offers little guidance on program design or professional training, according to Liz Beasley, director of the program.

Fri
31
Aug

School of Public Affairs and Administration Launches Certified Public Manager Program

The Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) has been awarded a contract by the the State of New Jersey to operate the Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program for New Jersey state, county and municipal sector managers, administrators, and supervisors to help them become more efficient, effective, and ethical organizational leaders.

The New Jersey CPM Program is designed around the core leadership requirements established by the National Consortium of Certified Public Managers. The curriculum was developed jointly by Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and the State of New Jersey’s Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI) to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st-century public management environment. Courses are taught in four locations by Rutgers full-time faculty and qualified practitioners in their areas of competence.

Upon completion of the New Jersey CPM Program, participants will be able to:

Fri
31
Aug

Mini-MPA™ Program Offers Practical Skills for Managers in Public, Nonprofit Sectors

Mini-MPA

 

Classes held on Fridays, September 14-October 12

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Administrators and managers in the public and nonprofit sectors, as well as motivated college graduates aiming for a career in these areas, can develop and enhance their leadership and management skills in Rutgers’ Mini-Master in Public Administration™ program being offered September 14-October 12.

Registration has begun for the Mini-MPA™ program, which is offered by Rutgers’ Center for Executive Leadership in Government (CELG) at its headquarters at 303 George St.

The 30-hour program is conveniently structured for working professionals, with classes conducted on five consecutive Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Participants must complete the entire program to earn the Mini-MPA™ certificate and three CEUs.

Fri
31
Aug

Radon Training Program Helps People Expand Businesses, Build Careers

Jim Morris, associate director of OCPE, with a simulated attic radon mitigation system.

 

His home inspection business hurt by a sluggish economy, Michael Lloyd decided to branch out, gaining skills to fix a major concern in his South Carolina community: high levels of indoor radon.

Lloyd last year became nationally certified to mitigate radon – a gas estimated to cause 21,000 lung-cancer deaths a year in the United States – at Rutgers University’s Eastern Regional Radon Training Center (ERRTC), one of four such centers established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Lloyd, whose business is based in Moore, S.C., has completed 100 mitigation jobs since he became certified. “It turned things around,’’ the former Garden State resident said.

Thu
30
Aug

Interested in Teaching? Come to an Open House

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The Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) at Rutgers-Newark will host an open house for Rutgers alumni and current Rutgers students interested in becoming certified teachers in racially, ethnically, economically, and linguistically diverse urban secondary schools. The event will take place at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 256/7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15.

Speakers will be Joelle Tutela, director of teacher education, and Ivette Rosario, interim program coordinator.

The program accepts Rutgers alumni with degrees in liberal arts subject areas eligible for certification in New Jersey: English, mathematics, biology, geology, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, Spanish, Portuguese, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and economics.

Mon
27
Aug

Mid-Management Development Program Begins This Fall

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Rutgers Center for Management Development (Rutgers CMD) will launch a new leadership program this fall for managers.

The Mid-Management Development Program is a high-level, results-centered program for managers with three to five years of experience. It is designed to enhance their strengths and performance. Participants will gain the solid framework needed to make better decisions affecting both their companies and their careers. The program is taught by prominent Rutgers faculty and experts within their respective fields.

Thu
23
Aug

Alternate Route Teacher Training Center Sets 2012-2013 Programs

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The Alternate Route Program is a nontraditional teacher preparation program designed for aspiring teachers who have not completed a formal teacher preparation program from an accredited institution, but wish to receive necessary training to become a NJ teacher. The Center for Effective School Practices, in conjunction with the NJ Department of Education, offers formal instruction to alternate route provisional teachers seeking certification.

The 2012-2013 Course Offerings are now available for review. Download a PDF for more information.

Mon
13
Aug

Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program

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The Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program, administered by Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, Professional Development Division, is a fellowship program designed to facilitate the empowerment and further development of school nurses as leaders within their community’s educational and health services teams to improve student health practices.

The fellowship program includes:

  • Five-day Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Institute
  • Online continuing education courses in health areas
  • Continuing networking and development opportunities for alumni

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, this FREE professional development opportunity for nurses and their colleagues utilizes a competitive application process. To learn more about the program and application process, visit the program website.

Mon
13
Aug

Stay Current, Stay Fresh, Stay Effective: Share Your Knowledge with Others

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Be a part of a high-quality professional education program by serving as a workshop facilitator by submitting a program proposal for a workshop The Office of Continuing Education at the School of Social Work is accepting proposals for workshops that are relevant to social work practice.

For information, contact the Institute for Families at 732-932-8758 or visit their website.

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