School of Education
Stockton University's School of Education connects learners and educators to one another and to our communities.
Welcome to the Stockton University School of Education. Whether you are in high school or a current college student who is considering attending or transferring to Stockton or you are a current Stockton student or a graduate of another college, you will find a variety of programs that can be tailored to help you reach your goals in education. The links on this page are designed for students just beginning their journey towards initial certification as well as students who are interested in persuing additional certifications and graduate degrees.
Stockton University’s Teacher Education Program prepares novice teachers to be competent in both subject matter and pedagogical skills, as well as to be caring practitioners in diverse and technologically rich learning environments. Our novice teachers:
- Demonstrate a thorough competence in their content area and including the ability to draw upon content knowledge when planning and implementing instruction.
- Understand and integrate appropriate planning, assessment, planning and instructional strategies in engaging ways.
- Recognize the diverse needs of the learner by establishing a positive supportive learning environment and utilizing varied teaching strategies that meet the needs of all learners.
- Demonstrate professional responsibility by engaging in self-reflective practices and collaboration.
Our School of Education prepares new K-12 teachers for TEAC/CAEP-accredited initial certification. Our program includes pre-service fieldwork experiences among the highest in New Jersey for both intensity and diversity.
The program is aligned with New Jersey’s Professional Standards for Teachers. Stockton’s teacher certification curricula have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and are recognized by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.
The Teacher Education Program is a fieldwork-intensive program requiring candidates to spend 160 hours in public schools prior to the student-teaching semester. Field experiences/clinical practice (including Student Teaching) are coordinated and organized by the School of Education. Students complete certification requirements either in conjunction with or following the completion of a first bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts or other major.