School of Education

Joseph V. Doria, Jr., Ed.D., Dean

Anna Cicirelli, Ed.D, Associate Dean

The School of Education offers a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Secondary Education. It also offers various options to become certified in many academic areas. The undergraduate program in Education provides pre-professional training for teaching on the pre-school, elementary, middle school, and secondary school levels.

General Entry and Exit Requirements
Students seeking admission to the undergraduate programs apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program normally second semester of sophomore year.

Admission criteria include:

  • 3.0 minimum grade point average
  • successful completion of ED-490: Sophomore Clinical Experience and Seminar
  • successful completion of either ED-160 or ED-170/ED-203
  • entrance interview and recommendation of School of Education Faculty
  • taking and passing the Praxis I Core Exam
     

Exit requirements include:

  • 3.0 minimum overall grade point average 
  • exit interview conducted in Student Teacher Seminar
  • Praxis Exam in the specialized area that the student wishes to be certified in
     

New Jersey Certification Requirements

Elementary School Teacher certification requires students to complete:

  • core curriculum requirements (minimum of 60 credits in liberal arts)
  • coherent sequence and major in Elementary Education2
  • required passing of Praxis I and Praxis II exams1

Middle School Teacher certification requires students to complete:

  • core curriculum requirements (minimum of 60 credits in liberal arts)
  • coherent sequence and major in Elementary Education
  • 15 credits in approved program in each subject endorsed on the middle school level; the credits may be included in the academic major, core curriculum or electives
  • required passing of Praxis I and Praxis II exams1

Secondary School certification requires students to complete:

  • core curriculum requirements 
  • academic major (minimum of 30 credits in subject area to be taught) and minor in Secondary Education
  • required passing of Praxis I and Praxis II exams1

Note: All students will be required to take and pass the Praxis exam before being permitted to student teach.

2  Elementary Education majors can also take required courses for Pre-School-3 Certification.

Areas Of Certification

Elementary Education Program

  • Elementary Classroom Teacher (K-6)
  • Pre-School-3 Certification

Elementary Education Program with Middle School Certification (15 credits are required in subject area for middle school certification. Core courses can be included in the 15 credits.)

  • Teacher of Middle School Science
  • Teacher of Middle School English
  • Teacher of Middle School Social Studies
  • Teacher of Middle School Mathematics

Secondary Education Program with Subject Area Endorsements

  • Teacher of Art
  • Teacher of Comprehensive Business
  • Teacher of Biological Science
  • Teacher of Mathematics
  • Teacher of General Business
  • Teacher of Physical Science
  • Teacher of English
  • Teacher of French
  • Teacher of Italian
  • Teacher of Spanish
  • Teacher of Social Studies
  • Teacher of History
  • Teacher of Chemistry
  • Teacher of Physics
  • Teacher of Physical Education
  • Teacher of Health
  • Teacher of Physical Education and Health