School of Professional & Continuing Studies

Elementary Education (BA)

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Application Processing

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The selection process is completed within one week of Graduate Admissions receipt of all required documentation.

Classes start on Tuesday, September 6th.

This major is offered by the School of Education through the evening program of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at both the Jersey City and Englewood Cliffs Campuses.

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.