(MUST BE COMBINED WITH EITHER A COMPLETED OR IN-PROGRESS DEGREE IN ART)
The New Jersey City University Art Teacher Certification Program (ATCP) prepares the art student to become a certified Art Teacher for grades Preschool through 12 in the State of New Jersey. ATCP is pursued concurrent with the NJCU BA in Art or the BFA degree. Students who have already received a Bachelor of Art in Art or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or college enter in the Certification Only program. NJCU is a Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Association of Art and Design (NASAD) accredited institution.
Passing scores on the Praxis CORE, or 560 verbal, 540 Math on the SAT, or 23 or higher on the ACT, or 155 verbal, 156 quantitative on the GRE.
Passing scores on the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators Tests, as of 9/1/15:
For more information on Praxis exams: https://www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements
This includes successful submission of the performance assessment, edTPA, as required by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Note: For the most updated information on this teaching certification program, students are directed to contact the Art Department as changes may have occurred since publication.
Up to $2,000 will be awarded.
This scholarship is available to students who are pursuing the NJCU Art Teacher Certification Program.
Further information is available at the Art Department main office. Applications are due in May of the academic year.
Applicants must submit the following:
Applicants who have already taken and passed the Praxis subject exam, Art Content Knowledge will be given extra consideration.
Applicants should be in their final year of the certification program.
Professor Winifred McNeill
Coordinator, Art Teacher Certification