About the Institute

History of the Institute for High School Teachers

Founded in 1988, the Rutgers Institute for High School Teachers represents a collaboration between New Jersey's secondary teachers and the faculty of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Each year we offer new and varied seminars focusing on classroom usable topics in the social sciences and humanities. Participants explore the use of primary documents and teaching aids (such as videos, images, and electronic resources) as well as the latest scholarship. We help educators meet state-mandated teaching standards and provide certificates for professional development credit. It has been a privilege to partner with New Jersey's teachers for the past 25 years. Thank you to all past participants and welcome to new ones! View our current schedule.

Professor Susan R. Schrepfer served as the Director of the Rutgers Institute for High School Teachers from 1988 until she passed away in early March of 2014.  The Institute's new director is Anthony di Battista.  Quiyana Butler continues to serve as co-director of the Institute as she has done for many years.