BA in Secondary Education Subject Field (K-12)

Effective Fall 2015

Program Advisor:
Dr. Lynne Orr, Academic Advisor- Coordinator, Retention Services
Phone: 73-720-3021
Room: VR 4001, Valley Road, within the suite of 4017
Email: orrl@wpunj.edu

Program Description:

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.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Secondary Education, BA

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 the required anthropology and psychology courses - 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)
  • 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 Clinical Practice I, Secondary (effecting Fall 2018)
  • Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA in their education courses in order to student teach.

Exit Requirements:

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

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Secondary Education, BA