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Academic Foundations 003
Africana Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History 080, 081, 082, 083, 085
Arts & Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Creative Writing 200
Data Science 219
Economics 220
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
English 350, 352
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience/Geology 460
Global Politics 487
Health and Society 502
Health Information Management 504
History 510, 512
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Journalism 086
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latina/o Studies 597
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Translation and Interpreting Studies 942
Urban Education 300
Major in Urban Secondary Education (302)
Major in ESL and Bilingual Urban Education (303)
Minor in Foundations of Urban Education (301)
Minor in Disability Studies (304)
Post-Baccalaureate Programs
Minor in Youth Development & Juvenile Justice
Video Production 089
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Writing 989
Youth Development & Juvenile Justice 985
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Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Academic Programs and Courses Urban Education 300 Major in Urban Secondary Education (302)  

Major in Urban Secondary Education (302)

Urban Secondary Education 302
The Urban Secondary Education major is rooted in justice-oriented pedagogy and positions future teachers to address the needs of all students.  Graduates of our program are highly sought after by recruiters in our partner school districts because of their preparation, diversity, and familiarity with the challenges and strengths of our urban school communities. This degree program provides students with significant support and mentorship to complete the certification requirements that disproportionately impact teacher candidates of color.  The Department of Urban Education is a national leader in developing high quality teachers of color who are well-prepared to serve as leaders in their schools.

For all students seeking a B.A. or B.S. degree at Rutgers University-Newark, they are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits. This 37-credit major works in conjunction with the departments that house the students' primary major. This program does require a primary or secondary major in a specified content area listed below. These approved content area majors are accredited degree-granting majors meeting all requirements for the School of Arts and Sciences curriculum. Upon meeting all program and graduation requirements for both majors, students will be eligible for teacher certification in the area that aligns with their content area major. 

Approved Content Majors
  • STEM
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Science/Geology
    • Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Technology Education (NJIT)
  • Humanities
    • Africana Studies
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Women's & Gender Studies
  • Languages
    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
Course Sequence

Cluster I
  • Jumpstart Seminar (1 credit, 21:300:100)*
  • Social Foundations in Urban Education (3 credits, 21:300:292)**
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Urban Experience (3 credits, 21:300:295)**
  • Educational Planning for Dually Exceptional Students (3 credits, 21:300:298)**
* Only required if students did not meet the Praxis Core Basic Skills requirement
**Course satisfies a general education requirement

Note: Students desiring teacher certification should submit the program application before these courses are complete.  Students cannot move to Cluster II until they have met the Basic Skills Requirement.

Cluster II
  • Content Planning and Teaching in the Urban Classroom (3 credits)
    • English, 21:300:452
    • Math, 21:300:450
    • Science & Technology, 21:300:454
    • Social Studies, 21:300:456
  • Content Planning and Teaching in the Urban Classroom II (3 credits)
    • English, 21:300:453
    • Math, 21:300:451
    • Science & Technology, 21:300:455
    • Social Studies, 21:300:457
  • Culturally Responsive Assessment and Evaluation (3 credits, 21:300:390)

Cluster III
  • Clinical Practice I (3 credits, 21:300:419)
  • Clinical Practice I Seminar (3 credits, 21:300:418)
  • Clinical Practice II (9 credits, 21:300:488)
  • Clinical Practice II Seminar (3 credits, 21:300:487)
  • Seminar on Critical Writing (1 credit, 21:300:381)
Admission Requirements
  • NJDOE Basic Skills Requirements (the Jump Start seminar is provided to support students with the Praxis Core assessment)
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher in the student's primary major
  • Complete departmental application
For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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