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

    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, NJ

    January 21, 2015
    New Jersey State We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution High School Competition
    Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ


    April 2, 2015
    Teaching with Primary Sources workshop, for grades 3-12 (repeat of December 9th workshop)
    Livingston Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ


    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
    640 Bartholomew Road, Suite 101-103
    Piscataway, NJ 08854

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