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Elementary Education with K-6 Certification

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  •  Program Description

    Completion of this major prepares one to be a teacher in elementary schools, grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Students in this major prepare to teach all core subjects. Candidates for this certification must also complete one of the following liberal arts majors offered by the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences:

     Admission Requirements to any NJCU Education Program for students entering 9/1/2015 or later: 

    • GPA of 3.0
    • Passing score on Praxis Core (or SAT/ACT waiver)
    • Passing score on the COE TOW&R assessment
    • Successful completion of all phase I coursework with a grade of B- or above

     Program Completion: 

    • Completion of NJCU General Education Requirements or equivalent
    • A passing score on the Elementary Education, Multiple Subjects Praxis II Exam (5001)
      (Praxis must be taken prior to internship)
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0  
    • Successful completion of Elementary Education Internship 


    All education majors must take the following General Education classes or equivalent:
     

    Course
    Number
     

    Course Title* 

    Credit
    Hours
     

    MATH 215

    Problem Solving in Math

    3

    WGST 110

    Diversity and Difference

    3

    BIO 103 or
    BIO104

    Human Sexuality or
    The Human Body

    3

    PSYC150 or 
    ECE XXX

    Development Birth to Adolescence or
    Human Development Prenatal to Adolescence

    3

     

    Elementary Education Requirements (36 credits): 

    Phase I must be completed prior to admission to the Elementary Education program. Students may take Phase I prior to passing the Praxis CORE.

    Phase I  

    Course
    Number
     

    Course Title* 

    Credit
    Hours
     

    EDU 280

    Challenges in Urban Education

    3

    LTED 230 Focus: Reading, Language and Literacy

    3
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Phase II Pre-requisites: 

    • Satisfactory completion of Phase I
    • Passing score on Praxis CORE (unless exempt via a 1660 or higher on the SAT, or 23 or higher on the ACT exams) 
    • Passing score on NJCU Writing Assessment (TOWR)

    Phase II  

    Course
    Number
     
     

    Course Title* 

     Credit
    Hours
     

    EDU 330 Focus: Development, Behavior & Learning 

    3

    EDU 331 Elementary Education Practicum

    1

    EDU 490 Rethinking Education

    3

     

    Phase III courses should be taken concurrently: 

    Phase III  

    Course
    Number
     

    Course Title* 

     Credit
    Hours
     

    EDU 361 Elementary Social Studies Methods

    2

    EDU 362 Elementary Science Methods

    2

    EDU 363 Elementary Math Methods

    2

    EDU 485 Classroom Management & Assessment

    2

    LTED 360 Elementary Reading, Language & Literature Workshop

    2

     

    Students must pass the Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Exam (5001) before beginning Phase IV. Phase IV courses should be taken concurrently.

     Phase IV 

    Course
    Number
     

     Course Title* 

    Credit
    Hours
     

    EDU 470 Internship Seminar 

    2

    EDU 480 Elementary Ed Internship

    8

    EDU 495 Rethinking Teaching

    3

     

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.