Elementary Education (BA)

This major is offered by the School of Education through the evening program of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the Jersey City Campus.

MAJOR AND MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for Elementary Education Major (Grades K -  6 and Pre-School-3)                                  

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

All Elementary Education students who wish to receive a State of New Jersey Teaching Certificate (K-6) will also take the courses necessary to be certified as Pre-School-3 teachers.  Elementary Education students must complete the following courses. Students who wish to take a course out of sequence should check with their departmental advisor.

Sophomore Year (7 credits)
ED-160Education and Schooling in a Multicultural Society3
ED-170Child and Adolescent Psychology3
ED-490Clinical Experience I1
or EP-490 Clinical Experience I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings
Junior Year (16 credits)
EE-202Elementary Curriculum3
EE-204Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School Using Technology3
EE-206Teaching Reading in the Elementary School3
EE-212Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School3
EE-214Teaching Science in the Elementary School Using Technology3
ED-491Clinical Experience II2
or EP-491 Clinical Experience II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings
Senior Year (14 credits)
ED-301Test and Measurements3
ED-493Practicum in Reading3
EE-495Student Teaching: Elementary8
Total Credits38

Courses required for P-3 Certification

Courses Required P-3 Certification
ED-201Fundamentals of Speech3
EP-201Child Development in the Early Years3
EP-202Developing Home, School, and Family Partnerships3
EP-301Introduction to Special Education3
EP-302Fundamentals of Methodology, Curriculum, and Assessment in the Elementary/Early Childhood Classroom3

Requirements for Elementary Education Major (Grades Kindergarten to 6)

with Middle School Certification (Grades 6 to 8)

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

All Elementary Education students who wish to receive a middle school teaching certificate are required to follow the educational sequence outlined above for Elementary Education majors. In order to receive Middle School Certification, the student must take a sequence of courses (15 credits minimum) in the area in which they wish to teach. Students also need to successfully pass the Praxis II exam in the subject area in which they wish to teach.

Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements for Elementary Education Majors