School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The selection process is completed within one week of Graduate Admissions receipt of all required documentation.
This major is offered by the School of Education through the evening program of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the Jersey City Campus.
MAJOR AND MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Requirements for Elementary Education Major (Grades K - 6 and Pre-School-3)
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
All Elementary Education students who wish to receive a State of New Jersey Teaching Certificate (K-6) will also take the courses necessary to be certified as Pre-School-3 teachers. 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-160||Education and Schooling in a Multicultural Society||3|
|ED-170||Child and Adolescent Psychology||3|
|ED-490||Clinical Experience I||1|
|or EP-490||Clinical Experience I: Early Childhood and Elementary Settings|
|Junior Year (16 credits)|
|EE-204||Using Technology in Elementary Language Arts||3|
|EE-206||Teaching Reading in the Elementary School||3|
|EE-212||Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School||3|
|EE-214||Teaching Science in the Elementary School Using Technology||3|
|ED-491||Clinical Experience II||2|
|or EP-491||Clinical Experience II: Early Childhood and Elementary Settings|
|Senior Year (14 credits)|
|ED-493||Practicum in Reading||3|
|EE-495||Student Teaching: Elementary||8|
Courses required for P-3 Certification
|Courses Required P-3 Certification|
|ED-201||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|EP-201||Child Development in the Early Years||3|
|EP-202||Developing Home, School and Family Partnerships||3|
|EP-301||Introduction to Special Education||3|
|EP-302||Fundamentals of Methodology, Curriculum and Assessessment in the Elemenary/Early Childhood Classroom||3|
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. In order to receive Middle School Certification, the student must take a sequence of courses (15 credits minimum) in the area in which they wish to teach. Students also need to successfully pass the Praxis II exam in the subject area in which they wish to teach.
Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements for Elementary Education Majors
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.
CS-150 Introduction to Computers and Information Processing is recommended as part of the Core Natural Science Requirement.
Requirements for Elementary Education Major
with Early Childhood Education Certification (P-3)
Degree Of Bachelor Of Arts
The certification in Early Childhood Education (P-3) is a 24 credit program that is part of the Elementary Education Major. Students seeking certification to teach Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd grade would take the courses designated in this program. Students would also be required to take Clinical Experience I & II and Clinical Practice I & II. Upon completion students would be eligible to take the Praxis Exam for P-3 Certification, upon the successful passing of which they would be able to be certified to teach Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd grade.