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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Cook College Programs of Study Minor Programs of Study Teacher Education (21 credits)  

Teacher Education (21 credits)

Coordinator: Peter J. Bastardo: Waller Hall, Room 209, 932-9164 (

The teacher education program is available as a minor course of study open to students at Cook College. This minor is a prerequisite or "gateway" to a fifth year of study in the university's Graduate School of Education, which culminates in a master`s degree with New Jersey certification as a teacher of science or agriculture.

Students in the teacher education minor make application to the Graduate School of Education during the spring term of the junior year. If accepted, graduate level study begins the summer after graduation with program completion, including student teaching, projected to occur by the following May. At the undergraduate level, a minimum of 30 credits is required in life science (e.g., biology, animal, plant etc.), physical science (e.g., physics, chemistry), or agricultural science. The professional education courses (listed below) are treated as unspecified elective credits in the student's major program.

The teacher education minor is also appropriate for students who may not wish to pursue a master's degree or teacher certification but wish to explore courses and other types of careers in education including environmental/outdoor education and agricultural/extension education.

Required courses (15)

05:300:200 Exploring Teaching as a Profession (3)

05:300:306 Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning (3)

05:300:401 Individual and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (3) *

11:300:416 Environmental Education in the School Curriculum (3)

05:300:462 Demonstration and Technology in Science Education (3)

Two additional courses in one of the following strands:

1. Life Science Strand (6)

11:300:450 Biology and Society (3)

11:300:453 Teaching Life Science (3)

2. Physical Science Strand (6)

05:256:551 Development of Ideas in Physical Science (3)

05:256:552 Teaching Physical Science (3)

3. Agricultural Science Strand (6)

11:300:425 Development of Ideas in Teaching Agriculture (3)

11:300:426 Teaching Agriculture (3)

Note:Students must also complete certain general education courses required for New Jersey teacher certification and admittance to the Graduate School of Education's program. A list of these courses is available in the Teacher Education Office. Chosen carefully, these courses may also satisfy the college's degree requirements. Upon spring graduation, students accepted into the Graduate School of Education's program will take 5 credits in the summer, 13 credits in the fall that include student teaching, and 12 credits in the spring to complete the program. Please consult with the teacher education coordinator, Dr. Peter J. Bastardo, for additional details.

* Course may be used to fulfill 3 credits of the college's Multicultural/International Studies requirement.

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