Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with Teacher Certification in Health Education
Completion of this major prepares one to assume the responsibilities of a health education teacher who is certified to teach health in grades K–12 in New Jersey. Continued study may include a master’s degree in education, health education, health science, and public health.
- All seniors must take the Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam prior to graduation.
- Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
The requirements for admission to this degree track are:
- A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0
- Admission to the education certification program requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0²
Completion of the All University Requirements and the following specific courses with a 2.0 GPA or higher:
- MATH 175 Enhanced Precalculus
- PSYC 152 Developmental: Adolescence through Adulthood
- WGST 110 Diversity and Difference
- BIO 103 Human Sexuality or BIO 104 Human Biology
- HLTH 515 Curriculum Development in Health Education
- HLTH 517 Methods of Health Education
² Eligibility for teacher certification by the New Jersey Department of Education is dependent upon completion of the curriculum requirements of a certification program and the minimum CGPA that is in effect at the time of application for certification. All Teacher Certification candidates must take and pass the Writing Assessment exam during the first or second semesters of entering the teacher of health education program.