Our Approach to Educational Study

Four Guiding Principles:

Our approach to teaching is built around four guiding principles:

  • Centenary College is about teaching students to love to learn.
  • There are many ways in which children learn—there is no one way for all children—so we help our students to understand how to match teaching styles with learning styles.
  • We teach you, our students, based on your best learning styles; so we practice what we teach.
  • Students and faculty create the learning program together.

Practical Applications:

To illustrate how this works at Centenary, here are some of the things you will discover:

  • We prefer to teach in small interactive classes.
  • We believe in modeling the behavior we want our future teachers to emulate
  • Much of what we do is hands-on--we create an active learning environment for you.
  • We believe in field experience from the day you start in the program.
  • Our faculty works with you closely as you develop into a professional teacher.
  • We work to place you in the right environment for student teaching.
  • Our dual-degree in General Education and Special Education is one of the few programs of its kind in the country.
  • You will find the faculty highly trained, very personable and innovative. They provide you with experience and expertise to guide your development.
  • Our department seminars and professional training programs are open to area teachers and to our students.
  • And we work closely with you to prepare you for the right job when you graduate.

Contact us:

Need more information? Please contact us and we will put you in touch with a current student and a faculty member.

Sandra Genduso - Education Department Chair/Professor of Education/Director of Teacher Certification.
Phone:  (908) 852-1400 ext.2497
Email:  gendusos@centenarycollege.edu