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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Agriculture and Food Systems 020
American History 512
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Anthropology 070
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Business Law 140
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Cognitive Science 185
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Dance 203
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Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
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History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Holocaust Studies 564
Human Resource Management 533
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Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
International and Global Studies 558
Italian 560
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Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
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Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
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Latin 580
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Latino and Caribbean Studies 595
Leadership and Management 605
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Mathematics 640
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Medieval Studies 667
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Military Science Minor (Military Science 691N, Naval Science 692N, Aerospace Science 693N, Non-Commissioning 695N)
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
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Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
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Public Health 832
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Russian 860
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Sport Management 955
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management 799
Theater 965
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 988
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Education 300 Certification Programs  

Certification Programs

The Graduate School of Education's (GSE) teacher preparation program is designed to develop professionals committed to excellence, equity, and social justice in their teaching practice. New Jersey is a uniquely diverse and urban state, as defined by the following: large numbers of students from historically marginalized linguistic, economic, and cultural backgrounds; high-poverty districts or schools; and population density combined with educational inequality.  GSE's teacher preparation program aims to develop a generation of teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach and advocate for all students as well as the ability to learn from students and their communities. Teachers prepared at the GSE learn to critically analyze the social politics of urban, rural, and suburban schools and use that analysis to inform their teaching practice as they advocate for each other and their students, and for best practices within schools. Our students benefit from working with some of the best education faculty in the world and gain real-world experience partnered with carefully selected mentor teachers in the economically, racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities and schools in New Jersey. They engage in clinical work in school- and community-based settings located in urban partner districts where they develop unique skills to prepare them for success in our nation's increasingly diverse schools.

An urban and social justice teacher education program prepares candidates to
  • develop meaningful understandings of diverse students, their experiences, and communities;
  • analyze the social, economic, historical, and political dimensions of urban settings and schools;
  • effectively teach diverse students, including those from historically marginalized linguistic, cultural, and economic backgrounds;
  • identify and disrupt instances and patterns of discrimination and marginalization, and develop their students' critical and active citizenship capacities;
  • balance constructivist, student-centered approaches with explicit instruction and scaffolding;
  • deeply understand their disciplines and create learning experiences that make disciplinary content knowledge accessible to students; and
  • be caring, competent, rigorous, and reflective practitioners.

Certification programs exist in the following teaching areas (K-12): agriculture, biological science, dance, English, foreign language (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Spanish), mathematics, music, physics, physical science, social studies, and special education. A certification program in elementary education (K-6) with subject matter specialization for the middle grades (5-8) or preschool through grade 3 (P-3) is also available. Most of these programs are offered directly by the Graduate School of Education (GSE), but some are offered by other units of the university in cooperation with the GSE.

The certification program in music education is a four-year program and is offered by the Mason Gross School of the Arts. All of the other teacher preparation programs are sponsored by the GSE and are five-year programs. In these programs, the baccalaureate degree is awarded after four years by the School of Arts and Sciences, Mason Gross School of the Arts, or the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and the master's degree in education is awarded by the GSE after one more year of study. A recommendation is made to the state of New Jersey after the successful completion of the fifth year of the program.

Admission: Students apply to and are admitted to these programs during the second semester of the junior year; the study of professional education begins during the junior or senior year and continues with an internship and advanced professional studies in the fifth year. Admission into the education programs is competitive.

To be considered for admission students must demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication and have successfully completed a college-level mathematics course. Additionally, applicants must have successfully completed 05:300:200/201 Introduction to Education with Clinical Field Experience, and 05:300:306 Principles of Classroom Learning. Admission is based upon the cumulative grade-point average; passing/minimum required scores on one or more of the ACT, SAT, GRE, or Praxis Core Combined Exam for Educators; performance in the introductory education courses and related fieldwork; letters of recommendation; and a written personal statement.
Program Requirements: Individuals preparing for subject area certification must major in the field in which they are planning to teach. Elementary education students and special education students must major in any appropriate liberal arts field.

In addition to the major, education programs include coursework in educational psychology, social and philosophical foundations of education, and methods of teaching, as well as fieldwork and student teaching. All programs also have a required distribution of liberal arts courses. Coursework is required in the following general education areas: arts, humanities, mathematics, science, technology, and psychology. Additionally, demonstration of competence in a foreign language at least equal to that of the second college semester is required.

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