Caulfield School
of Education

Undergraduate Programs

Joseph V. Doria, Jr., Ed.D., Dean
 

The School of Education offers a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Secondary Education. It also offers various options to become certified in many academic areas. All students majoring in Elementary Education must also choose an accompanying approved second major. See the list offered in the following section. The undergraduate program in Education provides pre-professional training for teaching on the elementary, middle school, and secondary school levels.

General Entry and Exit Requirements
Students seeking admission to the undergraduate programs apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program normally second semester of sophomore year.

Admission criteria include:

  • 3.0 minimum grade point average
  • successful completion of ED-490: Sophomore Field Experience and Seminar
  • successful completion of either ED-160 or ED-170/ED-203
  • entrance interview and recommendation of School of Education Faculty
  • taking the Praxis I Core Exam
     

Exit requirements include:

  • 2.75 minimum overall grade point average thru August 2016 and 3.0 after September 1, 2016
  • exit interview conducted in Student Teacher Seminar
  • Praxis Exam in area student wishes to be certified
     

NEW JERSEY CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Elementary School Teacher certification requires students to complete:

  • core curriculum requirements
  • coherent sequence in Elementary Education
  • academic major in liberal arts, science, or technology
  • required Praxis test1

Middle School Teacher certification requires students to complete:

  • core curriculum requirements
  • coherent sequence in Elementary Education
  • academic major in liberal arts, science, or technology
  • 15 credits in approved program in each subject endorsed on the middle school level; the credits may be included in the academic major, core curriculum or electives
  • required Praxis examt1

Secondary School certification requires students to complete:

  • core curriculum requirements
  • academic major and minor in Secondary Education
  • required Praxis exam1

Note: As of 2014, all students will be required to take the Praxis exam before being permitted to student teach.

AREAS OF CERTIFICATION

Elementary Education Program

  • Elementary Classroom Teacher (K-6)

Elementary Education Program with Middle School Certification (15 credits are required in subject area for middle school certification. Core courses can be included in the 15 credits.)

  • Teacher of Middle School Science
  • Teacher of Middle School English
  • Teacher of Middle School Social Studies
  • Teacher of Middle School Mathematics

ACCOMPANYING MAJORS FOR ELEMENTARY

  • American Studies
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilizations
  • Classical Languages
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • French
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Marketing Management (Secondary Education only)
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Language (Italian Concentration)
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theology
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Arts

Secondary Education Program with Subject Area Endorsements

  • Teacher of Art
  • Teacher of Comprehensive Business
  • Teacher of Biological Science
  • Teacher of Mathematics
  • Teacher of General Business
  • Teacher of Physical Science
  • Teacher of English
  • Teacher of French
  • Teacher of Italian
  • Teacher of Spanish
  • Teacher of Social Studies
  • Teacher of History
  • Teacher of Chemistry
  • Teacher of Physics
  • Teacher of Physical Education
  • Teacher of Health
  • Teacher of Physical Education and Health

Dr. Jennifer Ayala, Director

MAJOR AND MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for Elementary Education Major (Grades K -  6)                                  

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

All Elementary Education students who wish to receive a State of New Jersey Teaching Certificate (K-6)  are also required to complete an academic major chosen from those offered by the college in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, science, or technology disciplines. The chosen major must be the full academic major offered by an academic department or it may be a multi- or inter-disciplinary major such as American Studies or a composite major. Students must complete a Double Major form which is available in the Registrar’s office. Elementary Education students must complete the following courses. Students who wish to take a course out of sequence should check with their departmental advisor.

Sophomore Year (7 credits)
ED-160Education and Schooling in a Multicultural Society3
ED-170Child and Adolescent Psychology3
ED-490Sophomore Field Experience1
Junior Year (16 credits)
EE-202Elementary Curriculum3
EE-204Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary School Using Technology3
EE-206Teaching Reading in the Elementary School3
EE-212Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School3
EE-214Teaching Science in the Elementary School Using Technology3
ED-491Junior Field Experience1
Senior Year (14 credits)
ED-301Tests and Measurements3
ED-493Practicum in Reading3
EE-495Student Teaching: Elementary8
Total Credits37

Requirements for Elementary Education Major (Grades Kindergarten to 6)

with Middle School Certification (Grades 6 to 8)

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

All Elementary Education students who wish to receive a middle school teaching certificate are required to follow the educational sequence outlined above for Elementary Education majors, complete an academic major chosen from those offered by the University in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, science, or technology disciplines and complete a sequence of courses approved for middle school certification in mathematics, science, English, and social science.

Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements for Elementary Education Majors

1

The recommended Mathematics Core Requirement is MA-108/MA-109 Math for Educators, I and II or MA-105/MA-106 or MA-102/MA-103.

2

CS-150 Introduction to Computers and Information Processing is recommended as part of the Core Natural Science Requirement.

Requirements for a Minor in Secondary Education

Since for Secondary Education students the academic major is also specific preparation for the subject teaching certificate, the student must choose an academic major that is taught at the high school level. In addition to an advisor from the department of the academic major, all Secondary Education minors must confer with an advisor in the School of Education and declare Secondary Education as a minor. Secondary Education minors must complete the following 25 credits:

ED-160Education and Schooling in a Multicultural Society3
ED-203Educational Psychology (or with permission ED-170)3
ED-490Sophomore Field Experience1
ED-491Junior Field Experience1
SE-370Improvement of Reading in the The Secondary Schools Using Technology3
SE-400Principles and Techniques of Teaching in the Scondary School3
SE-408Principles of High School Curriculum3
SE-495Student Teaching: Secondary8
Total Credits25

Health and Physical Education

Please see the Health and Physical Education website for curricular information.