The Graduate School of Education offers a five-year joint master's degree/initial teacher certification program. Rutgers undergraduates are admitted to the program at the end of their junior year. GSE teacher education curriculum provides for certification through five-year combined programs in the following areas: biological science (K-12), elementary education with subject matter specialization (K-8), English (K-12), foreign languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish), mathematics (K-12), physical science and physics (K-12), social studies (K-12), and special education (K-12).
The GSE in combination with the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences offers two five-year programs in Agricultural or Biological Science (K-12) and Physical Science (K-12).
All programs require that a student have an undergraduate major appropriate to the area of licensure, 90 credits in liberal arts, and satisfaction of the general education distribution. The requirements needed to satisfy the general education distribution can be found in the Office of Academic Services, Room 110, Graduate School of Education (732-932-7496, ext. 8132). Some programs may require a comprehensive examination, portfolio, and/or writing requirement for program completion.