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Undergraduate Areas of Study

Our fully accredited programs foster highly capable teachers who are advocates for our children and leaders in our profession. Coursework is relevant, fieldwork is extensive, and research and critical thinking skills are emphasized. Our graduates are widely prized by school administrators for their solid content knowledge, strong classroom competence, and keen enthusiasm for teaching and learning.

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Qualify for New Jersey certification in grades P–3

Focus on the youngest learners, with the specific training and broad education needed to teach the early grades. Students pursue two majors: one in early childhood education and one in a state-approved content area. Coursework is relevant and meaningful, encompassing liberal arts and education theory and practice. Extensive fieldwork and student teaching prepares students to guide the learning of young children.

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Qualify for New Jersey certification in grades K–6

Prepare to teach in an elementary school, developing the skills and knowledge of a highly effective teacher. Students prepare for certification by pursuing two majors: one in elementary education and one in a state-approved content area. This program integrates liberal arts study, education theory and practice, and extensive fieldwork, including a full semester of supervised classroom teaching. Students receive guidance from faculty advisers, ensuring excellent support.

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Qualify for New Jersey certification in grades 6–12

Prepare to teach your subject of choice in a middle or high school setting. While studying the theories and models of contemporary curriculum and classroom management, students in these programs also fulfill one of seven majors aligned with the state-approved content areas. Students receive guidance from faculty advisers in both secondary education and their chosen content area, ensuring excellent support in our teacher preparation programs.

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With certifications for:  Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education

Prepare to teach students with disabilities in this five-year program, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students receive extensive training in the theory and practice of teaching children with diverse special needs, including autism, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, physical disabilities, and severe disabilities. Our fully accredited programs meet all state requirements for highly qualified teachers in special education.

speech pathologySpeech Pathology and Audiology

The Speech Pathology and Audiology major provides the undergraduate coursework set by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) that are common prerequisites for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in either Speech Pathology or Audiology.

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Qualify for certifications in deaf education and K–6 education

Build the right foundation to teach students who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as typical learners. This five-year program confers bachelor’s and master’s degrees while leading to multiple teaching certifications. This fully accredited program features a highly relevant curriculum, including courses in American Sign Language, and extensive student teaching.

urban educationUrban Education

With certifications for:  Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education

Learn how to work within the dynamic environment of the urban classroom—with its diversity of culture, language, and opportunity—to provide transformative learning experiences for students. This five-year program allows students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees with just one additional year of study.

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