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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:

  • African American Studies
  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Integrated STEM
  • Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality 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:

  • African American Studies
  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Integrated STEM
  • Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality 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)

School of Science

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

School of the Arts and Communication

  • Art Education
  • Music Education

School of Engineering

  • Technology/Pre-Engineering Education

School of Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science

  • Health and Physical Education

Special Education

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

For Early Childhood or Elementary 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 (Elementary only)
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music (Elementary only)
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Integrated STEM
  • Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

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

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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

School of Science

  • Biology Secondary Special Education
  • Mathematics Secondary Special Education

Education of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Five-Year Bachelor of Science & Master of Arts in Teaching for 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 (Elementary only)
  • Biology (Elementary only)
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics (Elementary only)
  • Music (Elementary only)
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish (Elementary only)
  • Integrated STEM (Elementary only)
  • Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Urban Education

Five-Year Bachelor of Science & Master of Arts in Teaching Urban Education

For Early Childhood or Elementary 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:

  • African American Studies
  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Integrated STEM
  • Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

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

School of Business

  • Economics Urban Secondary Education (Social Studies)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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

School of Science

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

Speech Pathology & Audiology

Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology & Audiology

 

Teacher Certifications

Teacher Certifications

Early Childhood (Grades P–3)

Elementary Education (Grades K–6)

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

Secondary Education (K–12)**

Special Education (K–12)

Education of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (K–12)

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.

**in an approved content area.

**Offered within the Urban Education Five-Year Program

Interdisciplinary Programs/Specializations

Interdisciplinary Programs/Specializations

Secondary Education

Middle School Specialization

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