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Urban Elementary Education

Qualify for New Jersey certification in grades K–6 and Teaching English as a Second Language.

This integrated bachelor’s and master’s program is designed for students who have a particular interest in learning about and teaching in the dynamic environment of urban schools. Prepare to teach in an elementary school, developing the skills and knowledge of a highly effective teacher. This program integrates liberal arts study, education theory and practice, and extensive fieldwork, including a full semester of supervised classroom teaching. Students receive guidance from faculty advisers, ensuring excellent support.

Students in the Urban Elementary Education program are dual majors and must select one of twelve approved content area majors:



African American StudiesArtBiology
EnglishHistoryIntegrative STEM
SociologySpanishWomen’s & Gender Studies