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College of Education - Department of Teacher Education

B.A in Education
Specialization: Elementary Education (K-6)

Corine Brown, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
(856) 256-4500, ext. 3047

April Ellerbe
Program Advisor
(856) 256-4737

Alicia Groatman
Program Advisor
Literacy Studies Dual Major
(856) 256-4420

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.

Elementary Education Program Guide Spring 2014

Elementary Education-Literacy Studies Program Guide Fall 2014

Archive of Previous Program Guides

Praxis Information

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Praxis Core Basic Skills Tests (combined test code is 5751)

Required scores:

*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)

Required scores:

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:

For information on passing scores go to PRAXIS.

Click here to download a copy of the Academic Policies of the College of Education (pdf).