Undergraduate Major in Secondary Education (K-12)

(effective Fall 2015)

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. Lynne Orr, Academic Advisor- Coordinator, Retention Services
Phone: 973-720-3021
Email:  orrl@wpunj.edu
Room:  VR 3104, Valley Road, within the suite of 3108

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 2020 - earning at least a C.
  • Attend an orientation meeting and follow the in Declaring Education as a Major direction, pass the Praxis Core (5751) - Praxis I and complete the Speech and Hearing Assessment (X3685).
  • Complete PSY 1100 successfully - earning at least a C
  • Obtain a NJ Substitute Teaching License, after 60 credits.
  • Beginning Fall 2014 you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, as well as, a 3.0 GPA in Education in order to continue taking Education courses.
  • Pass the Praxis Core for Educators Series 5751  
  • The Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II test) exam must be passed before entering EDUC 4190. (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 3.0 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

  • Complete program requirements successfully.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.00 scale.