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Majors & Minors

A commitment to educating teachers who are agents of change is the guiding framework for all of the teacher-education programs of the School of Education. Combining well-designed courses of study and extensive student teaching within a rich liberal arts background, our programs prepare teachers to be lifelong learners and leaders, influencing positive change in the classroom and in the communities they serve. Our programs are fully accredited, reflect current state and national standards, and meet the teacher licensure requirements of the State of New Jersey.

Explore the many options within the School of Education, sorting by degree, major, minor, teacher certification, and specialized academic programs.

Majors

Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Students enrolled in this dual-major program are required to complete an approved content area major.
Choose from any of the following majors:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Integrated STEM
  • Women’s and Gender Studies


Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Students enrolled in this dual-major program are required to complete an approved content area major.
Choose from any of the following majors:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Integrated STEM
  • Women’s and Gender Studies


Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Secondary Education

Students interested in this program choose an approved content area and matriculate through the appropriate TCNJ school.

School of Business

  • Economics Secondary Education (Social Studies)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • English Secondary Education
  • History Secondary Education (Social Studies)
  • Spanish Secondary Education

School of Science

  • Biology Secondary Education
  • Chemistry Secondary Education
  • Mathematics Secondary Education
  • Physics Secondary Education

School of the Arts and Communication

  • Art Secondary Education
  • Music Secondary Education

School of Engineering

  • Technology/Pre-Engineering Secondary Education

School of Nursing

  • Health and Exercise Science Secondary Education

Special Education

Five-Year Bachelor of Science & Master of Arts in Special Education

Students enrolled in this five-year program complete a second approved content area major and graduate with a bachelor’s degree and a master of arts in teaching.
Choose from any of the following majors:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Integrated STEM
  • Women’s and Gender Studies


Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Five-Year Bachelor of Science & Master of Arts in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Students enrolled in this five-year program complete a second approved content area major and graduate with a bachelor’s degree and a master of arts in teaching.

Choose from any of the following majors:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Integrated STEM
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Teacher Certifications

Teacher Certifications

Early Childhood (Grades P–3)

Elementary Education (Grades K–6)

Middle School Content Area Education (Grades 5–8)*

English as a Second Language (ESL)**

*Students may apply to the state for this certification on their own with additional coursework and a major in an approved content area.

**Offered within the Urban Education Five-Year Option

Interdisciplinary Programs/Specializations

Interdisciplinary Programs/Specializations

Urban Education Five-Year Option

Secondary Education

Middle School Specialization


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