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Admissions Requirements

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  • After being admitted to New Jersey City University, there is an additional admissions process for entry into the College of Education. Students wishing to enroll in certification programs must submit a formal application at least by the second semester of sophomore year, typically upon completion of 45 credits. Elementary and Secondary Education applications are available for download or from our secretary in the Professional Studies Building, Room 329.

    Students are encouraged to contact the Elementary and Secondary Education Department for advisement as soon as they have decided on this as their field of study.

    Academic requirements for College of Education programs: 

    1. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.75 or greater. This GPA must be sustained throughout the program. 
    2. Students must have completed each All University Requirement (AUR) course with a grade of “C” or better. 
    3. Students must have completed two entry courses (EDU 301 Urban Challenges in Education and LTED 330 Focus: Reading, Language, Literacy) with a grade of B- or better. 
    4. Students must pass the writing assessment (TOW&R exam) before taking Practicum. For additional information about the writing assessment (and to sign up for it), please visit the Writing Assessment website. Students should take the writing assessment as early as possible. 
    5. All undergraduate education majors are also required to complete general studies requirements and a liberal arts major in an approved subject area.  Please view the specific program pages for details.