Students completing all requirements for the early childhood major will be recommended for the preschool through third grade teacher certification in New Jersey. They will be prepared to teach all subjects in the given grades using research-based, best practices. Optional endorsements include bilingual education and English as a second language. More info »
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Students completing all requirements for this major will be recommended for the P-3 certification with the endorsement to teach young children with disabilities in New Jersey. They will be prepared to teach all subjects in the given grades using research-based, best practices. More info »
Students completing all requirements for the elementary education major will be recommended for the kindergarten through sixth grade teacher certification in New Jersey. They will be prepared to teach all subjects in the given grades using research-based, best practices. More info »
The BA in secondary education K-12 combines academic course work in a specific content area, secondary education, and university core curriculum. Students who complete all program requirements earn a BA in secondary education and will be recommended to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) for a Certificate of Eligibility for Advanced Standing by the Office of Certification and Education Enrollment in the College of Education. More info »
This is a dual licensure program for undergraduate students seeking to teach regular and special education students in a specific subject area. The program meets the requirements for teacher licenses outlined in N.J.A.C.6A:9 and is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. Majors approved for the K-12/TSD subject area program are: English, math, history geography, political science, and any lab science. K-12/TSD students wishing to graduate in 8 semesters must take more than 15 credits per semester prior to clinical practice and/or take summer courses. More info »
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In the required courses for this degree, already certified P-3 teachers engage in inquiry-based learning. They apply theoretical knowledge to action research studies conducted in a variety of early childhood settings. More info »
The MAT K-6 is a 15 month, 33-credit full time program which results in New Jersey Certification in Elementary Education K-6 as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree. The program can be pursued through the traditional or alternate route. The traditional route requires a year-long residency starting in September, during which teacher candidates will be in area schools full time, three days a week in the fall, and four days a week in the spring. The alternate route requires that teacher candidates obtain a certificate of eligibility (CE) in the elementary education, and are then hired by a participating school as teacher of record in an elementary classroom. More info »
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Content areas include: Art, Biological Science, Chemistry, Chinese, Earth Science, English, French, Japanese, Music, Physical Science, Social Studies, and Spanish: The MAT K-12 is a 30-credit, 15-month program, in which students earn initial certification and a master of arts in teaching degree in their subject area. The program requires a full-time, year-long residency in area schools. As part of their program, students implement their action research projects during the final (second) summer semester. Students who complete all program requirements will be recommended to the NJDOE for a Certificate of Eligibility for Advanced Standing by the Office of Certification and Education Enrollment in the College of Education.
For the alternate route, students are required to hold a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) and be full-time teachers of record in a school district. Students receive a year (or 11 months) of mentorship and pursue initial certification and a master of arts in teaching degree in their subject area. More info »
Alternate Route Programs
Post-baccalaureate candidates with Certificates of Eligibility from the state and employment as a P-3 teacher complete a 24-credit program, generally over a two-year period. Upon successful completion, candidates are recommended for certification. More info »
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The initial certification programs, both undergraduate and graduate in the Department of Teacher Education: PreK-12 , prepare the candidates with the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to successfully teach in New Jersey schools. The graduate MEd program provides certified teachers with the opportunity to enhance their professional knowledge and skills. All programs seek to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will improve outcomes for all PreK-grade 12 children.
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