College of Education - Department of Teacher Education
B.A in Education
Specialization: Elementary Education (K-5)
Patrick Westcott, Ed.D.
(856) 256-4500, ext. 3819
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 5. 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-5) 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.
Students are required to pass Praxis I (Reading - 175, Math - 174, and Writing - 173) by the completion of “Teaching in Learning Communities II,” which is typically completed in the student’s Sophomore year.
Passing Praxis II scores must be submitted with a student’s Clinical Practice Application. For information on passing scores go to PRAXIS.
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