School of Education

Joseph V. Doria, Jr., Ed.D., 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. All students majoring in Elementary Education must also choose an accompanying approved second major. See the list offered in the following section. The undergraduate program in Education provides pre-professional training for teaching on the 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 Field Experience and Seminar
  • successful completion of either ED-160 or ED-170/ED-203
  • entrance interview and recommendation of School of Education Faculty
  • taking the Praxis I Core Exam
     

Exit requirements include:

  • 2.75 minimum overall grade point average thru August 2016 and 3.0 after September 1, 2016
  • exit interview conducted in Student Teacher Seminar
  • Praxis Exam in area student wishes to be certified
     

New Jersey Certification Requirements

Elementary School Teacher certification requires students to complete:

  • core curriculum requirements
  • coherent sequence in Elementary Education
  • academic major in liberal arts, science, or technology
  • required Praxis test1

Middle School Teacher certification requires students to complete:

  • core curriculum requirements
  • coherent sequence in Elementary Education
  • academic major in liberal arts, science, or technology
  • 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 Praxis examt1

Secondary School certification requires students to complete:

  • core curriculum requirements
  • academic major and minor in Secondary Education
  • required Praxis exam1

Note: As of 2014, all students will be required to take the Praxis exam before being permitted to student teach.

Areas Of Certification

Elementary Education Program

  • Elementary Classroom Teacher (K-6)

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

Accompanying Majors For Elementary

  • American Studies
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilizations
  • Classical Languages
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • French
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Marketing Management (Secondary Education only)
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Language (Italian Concentration)
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theology
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Arts

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