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Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of The College of New Jersey, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning fosters a dynamic and transformative educational experience by providing resources, opportunities, and strategies that support the teacher-scholar model and enhance student-centered learning in the classroom and beyond.

Vision Statement


To build upon The College of New Jersey’s heritage of excellence in higher education, the Center will be a national leader for inspiring continuous renewal and innovation in teaching and learning.

Embracing the Mission of TCNJ


To provide students with a distinguished education in a learning-centered, residential community that fosters their civic responsibility, appreciation for diversity, leadership and communication skills (oral and written), critical thinking, quantitative and scientific reasoning, technological competence, and global awareness. This education is facilitated by a community of teacher-scholars whose scholarship and creative activities permeate instruction, and by staff members, student affairs professionals, and administrators who care about students.