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  • Discover a rewarding career in teaching at New Jersey City University

    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is proud to offer a wide variety of teacher preparation programs to meet your potential interests as well as the needs of our nation’s schools.

    We offer the following certification programs at the undergraduate level: 

    We also offer the following programs at the graduate level: 

    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education prepares distinguished educators for the state of New Jersey, the country, and many foreign countries. Our programs emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills for problem solving in urban and other school settings. We are dedicated to graduating knowledgeable, capable, and articulate educators who are reflective about their own teaching. We are also committed to the belief that education is transformative and empowering and that social justice can be best accomplished through an educated citizenry.

    We invite you to explore our website and to contact us for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to the College of Education.


    New Education Major Requirements 

    As of September 2015, undergraduate students who have not already successfully completed phase I coursework must fulfill new program entry requirements in order to take any upper level education courses. In addition, there will be new matriculation requirements for graduate students seeking teacher certification. Please click here for more information.