Elementary Education School Teacher (K-6) & Teacher of Students with Disabilities Preparation Program

Education Advisor: Dr. Peter Griswold
  • griswoldp@wpunj.edu
  • X3761
  • V3008 (Enter through V3010 - Department of Special Education & Counseling)

Steps to Formal Acceptance and Continuation in the Undergraduate K-6 Elementary / TSD Dual Licensure Program

    1. Enroll as an Elementary Education Major and have an appropriate approved majors
    2. Successfull completion of ANTH 2020 and PSY 2100, both with a minimum grade of C
    3. Minimum 60 credit hours completed
    4. Directed UCC's listed below
    5. Achieve a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
    6. Qualifying score on the Praxis CORE (#5751), SATs or ACTs 
      (please refer to the Praxis Core webpage for more information and deadlines)
    7. Requirements to begin the Professional Sequence of Coursework in the Education major is availalbe on the  Office of Education Enrollment and Certification webpage

Please Note:

  • All UCC (University Core Curriculum areas 1-3) courses must be completed before beginning the clinical experience.
  • Official passing scores for the Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly Praxis II) for Elementary Education Multiple Subjects must be received no later than August 1 for Fall Clinical Practice or January 1 for Spring Clinical Practice
  • No more than one additional course may be taken during Clinical Practice

View Program Requirements & Courses


Visit the Office of Field Experience (OFE)
for information regarding field requirements.

Notes / Exit Requirements

Field experience applications for SPC 3550, CIEE 3010, and EDUC 4140 are due one year in advance: each fall (October 15) for placement the next fall, and each spring (March 15) for placement the next spring.

Instructions and applications are available for download from the Office of Field Experience's webpage.  Completed applications and all supporting documents are turned in to the secretary of the department.

Satisfactorily complete chosen academic major requirements

Satisfactorily complete program requirements in the dual licensure program with a minimum GPA of 3.0

A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.00 scale and a 3.0 GPA in education major courses.