College of Education - Department of Teacher Education
B.A in Education
Specialization: Elementary Education (K-6)
Corine Brown, Ph.D.
(856) 256-4500, ext. 3047
Literacy Studies Dual Major
If you truly enjoy working with children and want to make a lasting impact on their lives, then Elementary Education is the major for you. The New Jersey Instructional Certificate in Elementary Education qualifies you to teach Kindergarten through Grade 6. You will combine your education studies with a dual major in one of the following 10 subject matter areas: American Studies, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science, Mathematics, Math/Science, Spanish, Writing Arts (Communication). You will graduate with a BA in Education, with a Specialization in Elementary Education (K-6) and a BA in your dual/second major.
You will work closely in small class settings with professors who are highly regarded for their expertise. Every semester with professional teacher course work includes a field experience—time in real classrooms working with real teachers and students. During these skill-enhancing sessions you will assist and observe tenured teachers under supervision by your Rowan professors. These experiences culminate with student teaching/clinical practice.
Education majors at every college/university engage in student teaching/clinical practices activities; but our College of Education’s teacher preparation programs are among the country’s finest, with professional teacher course work and field experiences that reflect our excellence.
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Praxis Core Basic Skills Tests (combined test code is 5751)
- Reading (5712) 156
- Writing (5722) 162
- Math (5732) 150
*Candidates must pass Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test. Please note the new existing policy regarding the Praxis Core requirement which can be found by visiting here.
Praxis II Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001)
- Reading and Language Arts Subtest (5002) - 157
- Mathematics Subtest (5003) - 157
- Social Studies Subtest (5004) - 155
- Science Subtest (5005) - 159
Effective September 1, 2014, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) is the required test for Elementary K-6 certification. If you began the Elementary Education: Multiple Subtests (5031) test prior to September 1, 2014, but have not yet completed the series, you have until August 31, 2015, to pass all four subtests. Passing scores for each subtest are:
- Reading and Language Arts (5032) = 165
- Math (5033) = 164
- Social Studies (5034) = 155
- Science (5035) = 159
For information on passing scores go to PRAXIS.
Click here to download a copy of the Academic Policies of the College of Education (pdf).