Meet the local NJEA Preservice chapters!

Aspiring educators across New Jersey organize local NJEA Preservice chapters at college and universities to access their association benefits on their campuses, and we are ready for another exciting year! Get involved on your campus to strengthen your resume, broaden your professional network and take advantage of your membership on-site! 

Kean University 

Local chapter’s name: Kean University Student Education Association 
Last year’s highlight: During the fall semester, we hosted the Tomorrow’s Teachers Conference and supported over 200 attendees, faculty presenters, student panelists and keynote speakers at the conference.  
This year’s aspiration: Increase general body membership and launch community outreach initiatives. 
Anything else you’d like to share? We typically try to meet once a month during the evening via Zoom or in-person, when available. 

Rutgers University – New Brunswick 

Local chapter’s name: Rutgers University Future Teachers Association 
Last year’s highlight: We worked closely with Lincoln Elementary School in New Brunswick by reading to students during Read Across America Week, running a book drive and creating gift bags for staff during Teacher Appreciation Week! 
This year’s aspiration: We are looking forward to working more with NJEA and expanding our returning membership! 
Anything else you’d like to share? We meet biweekly on Mondays. View more information here at

Seton Hall University 

Local chapter’s name: New Jersey Student Education Association 
Last year’s highlight: Making professor appreciation gifts during the fall semester! 
This year’s aspiration: Cultivate a greater community of individuals who are passionate about education and create opportunities for growth. 
Anything else you’d like to share? We would love to expand our NJSEA integration beyond the campus through supporting and collaborating with teachers who are Seton Hall alumni! 

Stockton University 

Local chapter’s name: Stockton New Jersey Preservice Education Association 
This year’s aspiration: This year, we plan to grow our club and make education the top priority in our lives. As future teachers, we want to help improve our education community and encourage more students to get their teaching certification and join NJEA. 
Anything else you’d like to share? We welcome our new members with open arms, open minds and full support to tackle any classes or tests! 

The College of New Jersey 

Local chapter’s name: Student New Jersey Education Association 
Last year’s highlight: Our chapter won an award at the 2023 National Education Association Aspiring Educators Conference for our Pack-A-Backpack event, where we packed school supplies into 35 backpacks alongside other on-campus education clubs and donated them to Ewing High School. 
This year’s aspiration: Hosting Pack-A-Backpack again this fall, making it an annual event.  
Anything else you’d like to share? We meet every other Thursday afternoon. Email us for more information!   

Don’t see your campus listed above? Reach out to, and we will put you in contact with your college or university’s local affiliated NJEA Preservice chapter or assist you in your leadership journey by helping you start a new one.