This initial dual licensure program is intended for college graduates who are not currently certified to teach in any area and who wish to earn certification in Elementary Education, K-6 with an endorsement as Teacher of Students with Disabilities. This 46-credit program includes 34 credits of coursework, two practicums and a 10-credit full-time semester of student teaching. Upon completion of the program, teacher candidates will possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach general education students K-6, and students with special needs.
This program is typically two years in length.
Please note that requirements for entry into William Paterson University teacher preparation programs are changed for those wishing to begin their studies after Fall 2014. In order for William Paterson University to consider you for admission to the program the following will be required:
Here are some helpful links regarding the Praxis Core.
The website also has pages for each section. They have free guides online which help one to know the content and format of each section:
Please allow 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed.
Click here for the Office of Certification.
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