Undergraduate Major in Secondary Education (K-12)

(effective Fall 2008)

K-12 Subject Field Specialization is a 30-credit major that qualifies students to become eligible for certification as a teacher for specific content areas on the middle and secondary school levels. This major uses students' subject area specialization as a framework for learning about methods and materials for teaching a specific content area in middle/junior high and high school. Field-based experiences are an integral part of this program so that students can apply learning from coursework to content area classrooms.

Please contact:

Dr. Djanna Hill, Program Director
Phone: 973-720-2260
Email:  hilld@wpunj.edu
Room:  V4009 

Steps to Acceptance and Continuation in the Undergraduate Major in Secondary Education, K-12

  • 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 202 - earning at least a C.
  • Attend an orientation meeting and follow the in Declaring Education as a Major direction, pass the Writing Assessment and complete the Speech and Hearing Assessment (X3685).
  • Complete PSY 110 successfully - earning at least a C
  • Obtain a NJ Substitute Teaching Licence, after 60 credits.
  • The PRAXIS exam must be passed before entering EDUC 419. (effective Fall 2008)
  • Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA in their education courses in order to student teach.

Course Requirements: 30 Credits (This is a four semester program)

     Course Number Title Credits
You must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA throughout the program to be recommended for certification.
Semester 1
CIED 2030 Teaching as a Profession (Contains unsupervised 20 hour experience) 3
Semester 2
CIRL 3350 Literacy, Technology and Instruction (Contains supervised 20 hour field experience) 3
CISE 2950 Educational Psychology and Classroom Management 3
Semester 3
CISE 3250 Teaching as Learning*+ 2
CISE 3350 Working Within Schools: Schools as Institutions and Communities * 2
CISE 3520 Practicum Internship* 2
Plus ONE of the following courses based on subject field major*:
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 in Elementary and Secondary School 3
Semester 4
EDUC 4190 Student Teaching Internship 10
CISE 4500 Reckoning with the Past and Preparing for a Future in Education 2

 

Exit Requirements