The Graduate School of Education
(GSE) offers a five-year joint bachelor's degree/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), elementary education with preschool through grade three (K-5/P-3), English
(K-12), English as a Second Language (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).
GSE, in combination with Mason Gross School of the Arts, offers a five-year program
in dance education (K-12).
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, 60 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 Student and Academic Services, Room 110, Graduate School of Education (848-932-3232). Some programs may require a comprehensive examination, portfolio,
and/or writing requirement for program completion.
Advising and planning information for all five-year teacher education programs can be found on Degree Navigator.