Programs

  • Undergraduate
  • BA in Early Childhood Education (P-3)
  • Students completing all requirements for the early childhood major will be recommended for the preschool through third grade teacher certification in New Jersey. They will be prepared to teach all subjects in the given grades using research-based, best practices. Optional endorsements include bilingual education and English as a second language. More info »

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  • BA in Early Childhood Education with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement (P-3/TSD)
  • Students completing all requirements for this major will be recommended for the P-3 certification with the endorsement to teach young children with disabilities in New Jersey. They will be prepared to teach all subjects in the given grades using research-based, best practices. More info »

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  • BA in Early Childhood Education for Paraprofessionals (Phase I)
  • The Early Childhood Education for Paraprofessionals (ECEP) is a two-phase program. Phase I is a 60-credit undergraduate program, in which working paraprofessionals earn a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. For certification, candidates must complete Phase II. More info »

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  • BA in Elementary Education (K-6) or (K-6/5-8)
  • Students completing all requirements for the elementary education major will be recommended for the kindergarten through sixth grade teacher certification in New Jersey. They will be prepared to teach all subjects in the given grades using research-based, best practices. More info »

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  • BA in Secondary Education K-12 in content areas: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Earth Science, English, Math, Social Studies and Spanish
  • The BA in secondary education K-12 combines academic course work in a specific content area, secondary education, and university core curriculum. Students who complete all program requirements earn a BA in secondary education and will be recommended to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) for a Certificate of Eligibility for Advanced Standing by the Office of Certification and Education Enrollment in the College of Education. More info »

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  • BA in Secondary Education Subject Field (K-12) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)
  • This is a dual licensure program for undergraduate students seeking to teach regular and special education students in a specific subject area. The program meets the requirements for teacher licenses outlined in N.J.A.C.6A:9 and is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. Majors approved for the K-12/TSD subject area program are: English, math, history geography, political science, and any lab science. K-12/TSD students wishing to graduate in 8 semesters must take more than 15 credits per semester prior to clinical practice and/or take summer courses. More info »

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  • Graduate
  • MEd in Early Childhood Education
  • In the required courses for this degree, already certified P-3 teachers engage in inquiry-based learning. They apply theoretical knowledge to action research studies conducted in a variety of early childhood settings. More info »

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  • MAT in Elementary Education (K-6) (Option to add TSD Endorsement)
  • The MAT K-6 is a 15 month, 33-credit full time program which results in New Jersey Certification in Elementary Education K-6 as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree. The program can be pursued through the traditional or alternate route. The traditional route requires a year-long residency starting in September, during which teacher candidates will be in area schools full time, three days a week in the fall, and four days a week in the spring. The alternate route requires that teacher candidates obtain a certificate of eligibility (CE) in the elementary education, and are then hired by a participating school as teacher of record in an elementary classroom. More info »

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  • MAT in Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsement
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  • MAT in Secondary Education Subject Field K-12 (4+1 Option)
  • Content areas include: Art, Biological Science, Chemistry, Chinese, Earth Science, English, French, Japanese, Music, Physical Science, Social Studies, and Spanish: The MAT K-12 is a 30-credit, 15-month program, in which students earn initial certification and a master of arts in teaching degree in their subject area. The program requires a full-time, year-long residency in area schools. As part of their program, students implement their action research projects during the final (second) summer semester. Students who complete all program requirements will be recommended to the NJDOE for a Certificate of Eligibility for Advanced Standing by the Office of Certification and Education Enrollment in the College of Education.

    For the alternate route, students are required to hold a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) and be full-time teachers of record in a school district. Students receive a year (or 11 months) of mentorship and pursue initial certification and a master of arts in teaching degree in their subject area. More info »

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  • Alternate Route Programs
  • Graduate Certificate: Modified Alternate Route, Early Childhood (P-3)
  • Post-baccalaureate candidates with Certificates of Eligibility from the state and employment as a P-3 teacher complete a 24-credit program, generally over a two-year period. Upon successful completion, candidates are recommended for certification. More info »

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  • Graduate Certificate: Early Childhood Education for Paraprofessionals (Phase II)
  • The Early Childhood Education for Paraprofessionals (ECEP) is a two-phase program. Phase I is a 60-credit undergraduate program, in which working paraprofessionals earn a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. For certification, candidates must complete Phase II. More info »

  • Graduate Certificate: Alternate Route, English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • The graduate English as a Second Language (ESL) Alternate Route Certificate Program at WPUNJ offers courses, seminars, and field supervision leading to state certification in teaching English as a Second Language. Applicants to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Alternate Route Certificate Program must have a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) in ESL from the New Jersey Department of Education. More info »

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  • MAT in Elementary Education (K-6), Alternate Route Option
  • The 35 credit Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education Alternate Route program allows graduate students to earn initial teacher certification in Elementary Education (K-6) and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Coursework begins in May of the first summer and ends August of the following summer, with experiences in educational settings integrated into course requirements. Content and pedagogy courses are offered on campus in the evening and online. More info »

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  • MAT in Secondary Education, Alternate Route Option
  • The alternate route requires that teacher candidates obtain a certificate of eligibility (CE) in the subject area for which certification is being sought, and are then hired by a participating school as teacher of record in the subject area. More info »

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