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Candidates in the elementary/special education program are required to complete four field experiences in association and with specific method courses. For more details, click here»
Minimum of 30 credits (33 if students fall under the criteria outlined below **)
||Introduction to Education
||Child Curriculum and Development
||Life in the Diverse Classroom
||Literacy Across the Curriculum
||Teaching Science in Diverse Classrooms
||Teaching Math in Diverse Classrooms
||Teaching Social Studies in Diverse Classrooms
||Senior Clinical Practice Seminar
General Education Core
(Minimum of 18 credits)
||Diverse Learners and Their Families, Part I
||Diverse Learners and Their Families, Part II
||Autism and Developmental Disabilities
||Literacy and Numeracy Strategies for Struggling Learners
*CPSY 1001 and 1002 must be completed before taking CPSY 2101 or 3103.Liberal Arts Core
Arts and Sciences: Minimum of 39 credits
||Journey of Transformation
||Christianity and Culture in Dialogue
||Engaging the World (student choice of sections)
||ENGL 1201 and ENGL 1202
||MATH 1051 and MATH 1061 Required**
||BIOL 1101 or BIOL 1104
||HIST 1301 Recommend
||Second Science or History Course
||Children and the Visual Arts
||Integrating Curriculum and Technology in the Inclusive Classroom
**Students majoring in PSYC, SOBS, science or math should seek advisement regarding what additional classes are needed.
Liberal Arts Major: Every education major must complete a full major from Arts and Sciences. This major must be a minimum of 36 credits. Teaching majors, as defined by the New Jersey Department of Education, are English, math, history, science, (biology and environmental studies) world languages, and fine arts. Other majors such as psychology, social and behavioral sciences, sociology, communications and others may be taken. However, these types of majors are not considered to be teaching majors and elementary teachers who have chosen these majors may not teach beyond 4th grade.
**Note: Social Work is NOT an option for a co-major with education.
For more information, see the Undergraduate Catalogue.