This is a dual licensure program for undergraduate students seeking to teach regular and special education students in a specific subject area. The program meets the requirements for teacher licenses outlined in N.J.A.C.6A:9 and is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. Majors approved for the K-12/TSD subject area program are: English, math, history geography, political science, and any lab science. K-12/TSD students wishing to graduate in 8 semesters must take more than 15 credits per semester prior to student teaching and/or take summer courses.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Peter Griswold
Semester I (3 credits) has a 20 hour observation requirement
SPC 2550 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society (3)
Prerequisites:PSY 1100, PSY 2100 & ANTH 2020, and BIO 1140 Applied Anatomy and Physiology OR BIO 1200 Human Biology – earning at least a C
Semester II (9 credits)
SPC 3130 Adaptive and Assistive Technologies (3)
CISE 2950 Educational Psychology & Classroom Management (3)
CIRL 3350 Literacy, Technology & Instruction (3) has a 20 hour tutoring requirement.
Semester III (10 credits) Practicum - courses must be taken as a package
SPC 3520 School-based Assessment for Diverse Learners (3)
SPC 3530 Instructional Management in Diverse & Inclusive Settings (3)
SPC 3540 Behavior Management in Diverse Educational Settings (3)
SPC 3550 Practicum (Special Education - 1 day per week) (1)
Semester IV (11 credits) Practicum - courses must be taken as a package
CISE 3250 Teaching as Learning (2)
CISE 3350 Working Within Schools: Schools as Institutions & Communities (2)
CISE 3520 Practicum Internship (subject area - 2 days per week) (2)
SPC 4560 Lifespan Transitions: Home, School & Community (2)
Plus ONE of the following courses based on subject field major: (3)
CISE 4110 Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3)
CISE 4120 Methods of Teaching Secondary English/Language Arts (3)
CISE 4130 Methods of Teaching Secondary Math (3)
CISE 4140 Methods of Teaching Secondary Creative Arts, K-12 (3)
CISE 4170 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science (3)
CISE 4190 Methods of Teaching a Second Language (3)
Semester IV (12 credits) (except Music & PE) - May take one additional course
EDUC 4190 Student Teaching Internship/Seminar (5 days/week in a school) (10)
CISE 4500 Reckoning with the Past & Preparing for a Future in Education (2)
You must pass the Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II test) exam in your content area prior to student teaching. Student Teaching for K-12/TSD consists of 8 weeks in a regular classroom setting with a subject area teacher and 8 weeks in a special education or inclusive setting with a special education teacher.
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
- Students must have an additional major in an appropriate liberal arts or science major as indicated by the state.
- Enroll in or successfully pass ANTH 2020
- Follow the in Declaring Education as a Major direction
- Speech and Hearing Assessment by 60 Credits (X2139).
- PRAXIS Core (5751) Praxis I (Reading, Writing, Math) Academic Skills assessment is required in place of the COE writing assessment.
- Complete PSY 1100 successfully.
- Complete PSY 2100 successfully.
- Students must take either BIO 1200 Human Biology or BIO 1140 Applied Anatomy & Physiology
- Obtain a NJ Substitute Teaching License, after 60 credits.
- The PRAXIS exam must be passed before entering EDUC 4190 (Student Teaching).
- You must maintain a 3.0 over all cumulative GPA.
- Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA in their education courses in order to student teach.
- Student teaching consists of eight weeks in a regular classroom setting with a cooperating subject teacher and 8 weeks in a special education or inclusive setting with a cooperating special education teacher
- Field experience applications for SPC 3550, CISE 3520, and EDUC 4190 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.
- Students may take one additional course during student teaching.
- Students wishing to graduate in eight semesters will need to take more than 15 credits per semester prior to student teaching and/or take summer courses.
- Music, and Physical Education are not approved majors for this program.