Rowan College at Gloucester County

RCGC Board of Trustees Recognize Students In Education Program Pilot Initiative

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
Date: 11/14/2018

​Four Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) Education majors took center stage during the College's November board meeting to receive accolades and applause for their exceptional performance within a new field placement initiative for Education majors.

RCGC Education majors now have the opportunity to observe the teaching profession first hand when they participate in RCGC's new field experience course. Students are assigned classrooms in a special education/elementary/middle/high school — depending on the grade level that they plan to teach — in one of the local school districts partnering with the College. Over a five-week period, for a total of 10 hours, students examine the techniques and styles of experienced teachers in real classrooms. The course was launched on a voluntary participation basis in the Fall 2018 semester, and will soon become a requirement for all students pursuing an Education degree.

(From left to right) Front row: Board of Trustees Chairperson, Gene J. Concordia; Board of Trustees member, Avé Altersitz; RCGC Education major students, Mackenzie Freas, Siani Marsh, Kaitlyn Martin and Tori Thompson; Dean of Liberal Arts, Dr. Paul Rufino; and Board of Trustees Treasurer, Ruby Love. Back row: Vice President of Academic Services, Dr. Brenden Rickards and Assistant Dean of Education, Behavioral Sciences and Humanities, Kevin Kitchenman.

For more information about RCGC's Education Program, visit