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B.A. in Education

The Undergraduate Education major provides students with two State of New Jersey teacher certifications and the possibility of a third certification for Teacher of Students with Disabilities, which is optional.

The Undergraduate Education minor provides students with one certification for Secondary Education and the possibility of a second certification of Teacher of Students with Disabilities, which is optional.

All students have the option to test into additional teaching certifications.

A non-certification option is also available and provides students with the opportunity to complete the B.A. Individualized Major: Education Studies without teaching certification.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Inclusive Elementary/Early Childhood Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification Optional)
  • Inclusive Elementary, Middle School Math or Science Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification Optional)
  • Inclusive Secondary Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification Optional)

Requirements for Admission to the Major/Minor

  • Students who major in teacher education leading to certification must also have a second major in a liberal arts discipline at the College of Saint Elizabeth that is recognized as acceptable by the NJ Department of Education. Students who are in the non-certification Education Studies option do not need to have a second major. Students who minor in Secondary Education must have a major in a discipline at the College of Saint Elizabeth that is a content area eligible for NJ Secondary Education teaching certification.
  • An overall GPA of 3.00 or above.
  • Passing score on the appropriate Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators exam recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education (www.ets.org)

Core Courses for all Education Majors and Minors (29-31 credits)

ED101Introduction to Education

2

ED105Nature & Needs of Exceptional Learners

3

ED200Behavior Management in Inclusive & Special Education

3

ED220Curriculum Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom

3

ED465Clinical Practice I & Seminar

2

ED467Student Teaching

8

ED475ClincicalPracticeIISem& edTPA Portfolio

4

ED480Senior Education Research Seminar

2

PSY251Educational Psychology

4

ED105 and ED200 are required for TSWD certificate.
ED480 is optional for the Secondary Education Minor, but is highly recommended.

Inclusive Track in Elementary/Early Childhood Education (13 credits plus Core)

ED252Early Childhood Education

3

ED305Math & Science Curriculum in Elementary Education & Middle School

4

ED310Emergent Literacy in Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Education

3

ED315Writing across the Curriculum in Inclusive Elementary & Early Childhood Education

3

Inclusive Track in Elementary, Middle School Math or Science Education (12 credits plus Core)

ED305Math & Science Curriculum in Elementary Education & Middle School

4

ED315Writing across the Curriculum in Inclusive Elementary & Early Childhood Education

3

ED330Literacy in the Secondary Education Curricula K-12

3

ED466Content Methods

1

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Course Sequence for BA in Education : Inclusive Elementary/Early Childhood Education Track

First Year

Fall Semester (12-16 Credits)

ED101Introduction to Education

2

ED105Nature & Needs of Exceptional Learners

3

General Education and Electives

7-11

Spring Semester (12-16 Credits)

ED101Introduction to Education

2

ED105Nature & Needs of Exceptional Learners

3

General Education and Electives

7-11

Second Year

Fall Semester (12-16 Credits)

PSY251Educational Psychology

4

ED252Early Childhood Education

3

General Education and Electives

5-9

Spring Semester (12-16 Credits)

ED200Behavior Management in Inclusive & Special Education

3

ED220Curriculum Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom

3

General Education and Electives

6-10

Third Year

Fall Semester (12-16 Credits)

ED305Math & Science Curriculum in Elementary Education & Middle School

4

ED310Emergent Literacy in Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Education

3

General Education and Electives

5-9

Spring Semester (12-16 Credits)

ED305Math & Science Curriculum in Elementary Education & Middle School

4

ED315Writing across the Curriculum in Inclusive Elementary & Early Childhood Education

3

General Education and Electives

5-9

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (12-16 Credits)

ED465Clinical Practice I & Seminar

2

ED480Senior Education Research Seminar

2

General Education and Electives

8-12

Spring Semester (12 Credits)

ED467Student Teaching

8

ED475ClincicalPracticeIISem& edTPA Portfolio

4

Capstone Requirement

Students fulfill the College of Saint Elizabeth capstone requirement by successfully completing Clinical Practice I & Seminar, Clinical Practice II, and Clinical Practice II Seminar & edTPA Portfolio. These components are presented in both written and oral forms to the Education Faculty. Preparation for the capstone requirement is offered in ED465 Clinical Practice I & Seminar and ED477 Clinical Practice II Seminar & edTPA Portfolio.