• Education - M.A. Ed Leadership - Vice Principals

    Graduates of the M.A. in Educational Leadership put their degrees to use as they assume leadership roles in schools throughout New Jersey. Of the 23 candidates who began the program in the Fall 2011, 21 have graduated from the program, yielding a 91% completion rate. READ MORE

  • Education - Kathleen Holly Ed.D. Lecture

    Kathleen Holly (pictured center) – Assistant Chief Prosecutor for Somerset County and CSE alumna – was a recent guest lecturer for the doctorate candidates in Educational Leadership in Dr. Joe Ciccone's class entitled: School Law & Ethics. Holly discussed the role of law enforcement in schools in developing a safe learning environment.

  • Center for Human and Social Development - NoVo Grant Article - 021114

    Professors from CSE and Rutgers University have teamed up to launch a nationwide online learning program aimed at improving school environments and reducing bullying behavior. The Social-Emotion Learning (SEL) program is funded by a $600,000 grant from the NoVo Foundation. READ MORE

  • Education - Patricia Bryant - Mother Xavier Award

    Dr. Patricia Bryant graduated from CSE in 1977 with a degree in Education and returned to earn her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in 2012. On Founders Day 2013, she was honored with the Mother Xavier Award. Read More

  • Human and Social Development - Brazita Dancy

    Sometimes the road to success has some twists and turns. In Brazita Dancy's case, it included a full U-turn, returning to college a decade later, all while balancing work, school and family. Read Brazita's Story

Preparing Students Today to Be Tomorrow's Leaders

Our area's programs in the social and behavior sciences, as well as pre-professional programs in education and business meet the needs of part- and full-time students, preparing them with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to stay ahead of tomorrow's challenges. Programs in our area help prepare students for success in all aspects of life; for careers such as teaching, law, marketing, sales, management, counseling, and many positions in the criminal justice system; or for study at the graduate level. We are an active learning community where students have easy access to high-quality faculty inside and outside of classes. Our students benefit from strong internship and practicum programs in major corporations, non-profit organizations, and schools in the local and regional area.


  • Undergraduate and graduate students have presented their research at numerous local, regional, national and international meetings, symposiums, and conferences such as the Tri-Collegiate Psychology Student Research Symposium, New Jersey Consortium of Women and Gender Studies, Eastern Sociological Society, National Council of Teachers of English, and the International Organization of Social Studies and Behavioral Research.
  • Graduate Education student Peter Fredas' research paper, "Gender Preferences for Book Genres and Is There a Connection Between Reading and Writing Skills" was published in the March 2012 issue of The New Jersey English Journal.
  • Students have gone on to pursue advanced studies at Columbia, Fairleigh Dickinson, New York, and Rutgers Universities.

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Human & Social Development