NJ Center For Civic Education

The New Jersey Center for Civic Education is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences and located on the Rutgers-Piscataway campus. The Center is dedicated to:

  • Fostering the knowledge, skills and dispositions students need to be responsible, engaged politically tolerant citizens in a democratic society
  • Providing professional development and resources for K-12 educators
  • Promoting civic engagement and an understanding of history and the role of the citizen and public policy-making in a democratic society
  • Advocating for policies that enhance the teaching of social studies
  • Upcoming Events

    April 2, 2014
    Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop for upper elementary teachers and librarians
    Livingston Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway

    July 9, 2014
    Put a Little New Jersey in Your Classroom, workshop for teachers grades 3-5
    Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway

    July 10, 2014
    Put a Little New Jersey in Your Classroom, workshop for teachers grades 6-12
    Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway

    July 23-24, 2014
    Putting the Pieces Together: Integrating Civics and Economics, Summer Institute for middle and high school U.S. history teachers
    Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway

    October 22, 2014
    Annual fall NJCSS Conference

    December 9, 2014
    Teaching with Primary Sources, workshop for grades 3-12
    Livingston Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway

    Contact Information

    Arlene Gardner, Director
    civiced@njclre.rutgers.edu
    Phone: (848) 445-3413
    NJ Center for Civic Education
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Lucy Stone Hall, Rooms B208-216
    Piscataway, NJ 08854

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