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  • Bachelor of Arts with Dual Certification Program in Elementary Education and
    Teacher of Students with Disabilities

    Completion of this program (and New Jersey State certification) prepares one to assume the responsibilities of special education teacher as well as an elementary education teacher in private or public schools. Elementary Education majors pursuing certification in Special Education must also have an academic major: BiologyChemistryEnglish, GeoscienceHistoryMathematicsPhysics, or Spanish.

    Eligibility for teacher certification, as an Elementary School Teacher and Teacher of Students with Disabilities, by the New Jersey Department of Education is dependent upon completion of the curriculum requirements of a certification program, a passing score on a Praxis II examination, and whatever minimum CGPA has been put into effect by the state at the time a graduate’s application for certification arrives at the New Jersey Department of Education. 



    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/Special Education Program Requirements: (44 credits) 

    Students may take Tier I prior to passing the Praxis CORE. Required CGPA 3.0.

     Tier I 

    Course
    Number
     

    Course Title** 

    Credit
    Hours
     

    SPEC 250*

    Psychological & Ed. Needs of Exceptional Children

    3

    SPEC 251* Introductory Field Experience

    1
     

    SPEC 310 Communication Disorders in Children

    3

    SPEC 340 Behavior Handicaps in Children

    3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *These courses must be taken in the same semester.

     

     Tier II 

    Course
    Number
     
     

    Course Title** 

     Credit
    Hours
     

    SPEC 330 Psychology & Ed. Needs of Mentally Retarded

    3

    SPEC 350 Psychology & Ed. Needs of Learning Disabled

    3

    SPEC 325 Remediation of Basic Skills

    3

     

     

     Tier III 

    Course
    Number
     

    Course Title** 

     Credit
    Hours
     

    SPEC 508 Exceptional Child & Youth in Regular Classroom

    3

    SPEC 405 Computer Applications in Special Education

    3

     

    Tier IV Courses must be taken in the same semester. Students must pass the Praxis II Elementary Education General Content Knowledge exam (5001) prior to Tier IV.

     Tier IV 

    Course
    Number
     

     Course Title** 

    Credit
    Hours
     

    SPEC 352 Junior Field Experience/Seminar

    1

    EDU 361 Elementary Social Studies Workshop

    2

    EDU 362 Elementary Science Workshop

    2

    EDU 363 Elementary Math Workshop

    2

    LTED 360 Elementary Reading, Language & Literacy Workshop

    2

     

    TIER V courses must be taken in the same semester.

     Tier V 

    Course
    Number
     

    Course Title** 

     Credit
    Hours
     

    EDU 480 Internship (Must be in an inclusive setting.)

    8

    EDU 470 Concurrent Student Teaching Seminar

    2

     

    **View our catalog for course descriptions.