Subject Field Certification (K-12)

This program offers a graduate curriculum leading to a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing to teach in one of the following fields: art,  Chinese, English, French, Japanese, mathematics, music, science, social studies or Spanish, depending on the student's academic background. 

Please Contact: Dr. Thomas Fallace
Office: VR 3099
Phone: 973-720-3942
Emailfallacet@wpunj.edu

 

Entry Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of an appropriate academic major in the Subject Field Area.
  • An undergraduate cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale
  • A passing score on an essay that requires the candidate to describe her/his reasons for wishing to complete the program and educational philosophy.
  • Two letters of recommendation from educational, professional or business sources.
  • Interview with the Program Coordinator.
 
Requirements to be met before completion of program:  
 
  • Become a member of content area Specialized Professional Association (SPA).
  • Completion of physiology and hygiene requirement.
  • Pass the Praxis II exam in the certification content area. 
  • Maintain a B (3.0) or better GPA.
  • Course Requirements and Sequence (27) credits

    Coursework and Practicum must be completed prior to Student Teaching.  

    Note that you must apply for Practicum (CISE 5300) and Student Teaching through the Office of Field Experiences 1 year in advance.

Foundational Coursework 

     Course Number Title Credits
CIEE 5110 Educational and Psychological Theories and Applications (Contains
unsupervised 20 hour classroom observation experience. Placement to be determined by Office of Field Experiences. )
3
CISE 5200 Classroom Management 3
CIRL 5220 Literacy and Technology Across the Curriculum 3
CIEE 5220 Inclusion, Differentiated Instruction, and English Language Learners 2
Practicum and Subject Area Method Course (Choose course based on your certification area.)
CISE 5300 Secondary Education Practicum Experience and Seminar (Application must be submitted in advance through the Office of Field Experiences.) 1
CISE 5310 Social Studies Methods for Secondary Schools 3
CISE 5320 Mathematics Methods in Secondary Schools 3
CISE 5330 Creative Arts Methods in Secondary Schools 3
CISE 5340 English/Language Arts Methods in Secondary Schools 3
CISE 5350 Science Methods in Secondary Schools 3
CISE 5360 World Language Methods in Secondary Schools 3
Student Teaching and Seminar Course
CISE 4500/5500 Reckoning with the Past and Preparing for a Future in Education 2
EDUC 5400 Student Teaching Internship (Candidates must pass the appropriate Praxis II exam before they will be allowed to Student Teach.  Applications must be submitted a year in advance through the Office of Field Experiences.) 10

 

Exit Requirements

  • Pass the Praxis II exam in the certification content area. 
  • Successful completion of Student Teaching Internship. 
  • Completion of physiology and hygiene requirement.
  • Completion of the required number of credits in the program with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

 

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