This Certificate program is designed for college graduates who are not certified to teach. Upon successful completion of the curriculum and passing the Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II) Elementary Education Content Knowledge Examination, the student is eligible for a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing to teach all subjects in grades K-6.
This program typically takes a year and a half to complete.
Requirements Prior to Student Teaching
Course Requirements: 30 Credits
Suggested Course Sequence: Course Number and Title
CIEE 5110 Educational and Psychological Theories and Applications (Containsunsupervised 20 hour classroom observation experience. Placement to be determined by Office of Field Experiences.)
CIEE 5160 Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum (On-line course)
CIEE 5120 Reading, Language Arts and Literature in Inclusive Classrooms (Meets in an area elementary school; contains 20 hours supervised field experience.Students must be fingerprinted for this course.)
CIEE 5220 Inclusion, English Language Learners, and Differentiated Instruction
Practicum and Related Courses
CIEE 5170 Practicum and Seminar (Includes one full day per week in a school)*+
*Note: This course MUST be taken concurrently with CIEE 5140. +Students must apply for the field placement one year in advance through the Office of Field Experiences.
CIEE 5140 Teaching Strategies in Social Studies and Global Issues*
*Note: This course MUST be taken concurrently with CIEE 5170.
CIEE 5130 Mathematics Methods and Assessments for Teaching for K-5
CIEE 5190 Science Methods and Assessments for Teaching K-5
CIEE 5180 Art and Creativity Methods and Assessments K-5
Full-Time Student Teaching (Note: Practicum and ALL pre-Practicum and practicum-related coursework must be completed prior to student teaching.)
EDUC 5140 Student Teaching Internship, Seminar and Portfolio Assessment+
+Students must apply for the field placement one year in advance through the Office of Field Experiences.
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470