The Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education's mission is to prepare inquiring and reflective educators to teach in diverse settings at the pre-school through grade eight levels in the public schools of New Jersey. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered to students who are pursuing elementary/early childhood education as a profession and to certified teachers who want to enhance their professional development and practice through graduate study.

Attention Teacher Education Candidates:

The required PRAXIS II test(s) must be taken and passed prior to student teaching.
For more detailed information regarding the PRAXIS, please click here.

Beginning in the fall of 2014, a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to enter all education majors and to begin taking education couses. In addition, all majors must pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (#5751) before taking education courses.

Dr. Linnie Weiland
Department Chair

Office: 4092
E-mail: weilandl@wpunj.edu



Elaine Bush
Department Secretary

Office: V4094
email: bushe@wpunj.edu