Those Who Serve, Transform Lives
Ask any educator, counselor, psychologist or nurse: their job is more than a profession, it’s a calling. And we’ve structured the College of Education and Human Services to reflect that. From teaching assistant opportunities during your foundation year to Master’s degrees that accommodate those who work full-time, Rider is the ideal place to turn your calling into a successful career.
By the Numbers
The College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This recognition reflects how strongly we value excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. View a list of our programs that have earned national accreditation.
hours completed by every education major in mediated field experiences & student teaching
of education majors are double-majors
of education graduates hold 2+ teaching certifications
Become a teacher by learning from education experts. You’ll benefit from learning in moderate to small classes led by accomplished and engaged faculty who are successful practitioners in their respective fields. You’ll be prepared for the multiple environments in which you may be teaching — including in-person, virtual and hybrid modalities.
Our hands-on, innovative approach to education will help you develop your potential and passion as a teacher in countless ways. You’ll observe and assist in classrooms, learn effective teaching strategies, engage in early field experiences and complete a semester of full-time student teaching. Many of these experiences will begin starting your sophomore year. As a result, you’ll increase your confidence and skills as an educator before stepping foot into a classroom of your own.
Support at Every Step
As a student in the College of Education and Human Services, you’ll be assigned a faculty mentor who’ll provide you one-on-one support during your time at Rider. Your mentor will personally advise and assist you in developing your specific programs, and guide you through your field studies and student teaching.
“The faculty truly care about your success, mentor you in the classroom and on campus, and guide you towards being a great educator right out of college."
Joseph Bondi '19
Elementary Education, B.A., Integrated Science & Math (Earth Science Concentration)
Middle School Education (Science), Minor