Initial Certification – Elementary Education – K-6

Degree Offered: Initial Certification

Concentration: Initial Certification Elementary Education K-6

Campus Location

1600 Valley Road Building

Application Deadline:

Rolling Admissions

Program Description:

This program offers a graduate curriculum leading to a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) in Elementary Education K-6.

(Note: Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs may be taken as standalone programs OR can be taken as Phase I in the 2-phase MAT Program. See MAT Program Sheet for details.)

Following completion of the first 20 credits of coursework, candidates enroll in a 10-credit student teaching internship and seminar. The traditional internship requires a full semester of supervised teaching in a public school.

Additional field placements include a part time practicum and school-based observations.

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University's admission requirements:

Requirements to be completed prior to Student Teaching:

*Candidates must consult with their faculty advisor before selecting courses in the event that changes have been made in the program or its course offerings.

** Candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to remain matriculated in this program

Program Requirements:

Certificate: Initial Certification Elementary Education K-6
Phase I: Required Courses for Certification30 Credits
Pre-Practicum Coursework
CIEE 5110 Educational and Psychological Theories and Applications (Includes 20 hours unsupervised field observations) 3
CIEE 5120 Reading, Language Arts and Literature in Inclusive Classrooms (Meets in an area elementary school; contains 20 hours supervised field experience. You must be fingerprinted to participate in field experience.) 3
CIEE 5160 Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum 2
CIEE 5220 Inclusion, English Language Learners, and Differentiated Instruction 2
Practicum and Related Coursework
CIEE 5130 Mathematics Methods and Assessments for Teaching for K-6 2
CIEE 5140 Teaching Strategies in Social Studies and Global Issues *MUST be taken concurrently with CIEE 5170* 3
CIEE 5170 Practicum & Seminar (Contains one day each week field placement) MUST be taken concurrently with CIEE 5140* (Apply in advance for Practicum placement.   You must have substitute teaching license to participate in field experience) 1
CIEE 5180 Art and Creativity Methods and Assessments K-6 2
CIEE 5190 Science Methods and Assessments for Teaching K-6 2
Student Teaching Internship
(Pre-reqs: CIEE 5170, CIEE 5140, CIEE 5130, CIEE 5150, CIEE 5180; take and pass the Praxis II in Elementary Content Knowledge)  
EDUC 5140 Student Teaching Internship, Seminar and Portfolio Assessment* (Full time Student Teaching plus Seminar.  Apply in advance for Student Teaching internship.) 10
Note: Field experiences (CIEE 5170 and EDUC 5140) MUST be applied for one year in advance. Applications which include biographical data forms, are available to download from the Office of Field Experiences web page at

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