School of Education Orientation and Registration

Welcome!   If you’re here, you are interested in becoming a teacher! Please help us stay in touch with you by filling out the Intitial Contact Information Form.

FRESHMEN

If you are a freshman, you start off by studying the area you wish to teach through the major you select. We have many majors with education concentrations! You select the one that aligns with what you hope to teach! To be sure you are on the appropriate track, review the Welcome Class of 2024 letter!

To help you select your first semester of courses, please use the suggested courses provided below. In general, you’ll take about 4 courses (or 16 credits) if it’s your first term. 
  1. Check Degree Works for the First Year Studies Section for possible required courses such as FRST 1100, FRST 1103/1703, FRST 1101, FRST 1002. If these courses have a green check next to them please move to #2.
  2. 1 freshman seminar - education specific ones we suggest include GSS 1072 Pathways to Learning, GSS 1062 Disabilities and Dignity or GSS 1044 Diversity Issues.
  3. A Q1 (math) and W1 (writing) must also be taken your freshman year. Even though you may chose to take them either term, it is recommended you take these in your first term. Look for these next.
  4. 1 course in your major (look for section of Degree Works “Major in XXX”) especially if you wish to be a teacher of a single subject area in high school like mathematics, biology, etc. If you are undeclared as a major, consider a course in an area that you have an interest!
  5. OR  1 professional requirement such as EDUC 1515 (same as GSS 1044), EDUC 2241 or EDUC 2231.  Ideally you should end up with 16 credits for your first semester.
  6. One more thing befor you leave Degree Works:  Please check to see if you met the basic skills test requirements (look under “Prerequisite to entry for Education Fieldwork”). If you have not met this requirement, you should plan to take Praxis Core soon!
  7. Please set up a meeting with Dr. Kate Spalding, Assistant Director of Academic Advising for Education, to discuss individual requirements for your chosen teacher certification

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

If you are a transfer student, you are coming to Stockton with credits from another two- or four-year institution. We are one of the most transfer-friendly institutions in the state! You will also, start off, by studying the area you wish to teach through a selected major. To help you get started, we prepared a welcome letter that explains how majors work at Stockton so you can check that you are on the appropriate degree path.

It’s best to start by looking at what you already have credit for on your Degree Works audit in your student portal. Your Degree Works will provide you with details on what you need and have been credited as taking! If you’re not sure where to find that check the main orientation materials.

To help you select your first set of courses, please watch the brief video provided. In general, you’ll take about 4 to 5 courses (or 16-20 credits) your first semester if you plan to attend full-time.

  1. 1 transfer seminar- education specific ones we suggest include 
  2. 1 to 2 major courses if needed (see Degree Works under “Major in XXX” for a list)
  3. 1 to 2 general studies courses (GEN, GAH, GSS, GNM & GIS are the categories) - to be efficient with your selections consider ones that can help with attributes (A,H,V,I), writing (W1/W2) or quantitative reasoning requirements (Q1/Q2) if you need them.
  4. EDUC 2000 Gateway to the NJ Teaching Profession if you enter with 33+ credits, which is required before you begin professional education courses (see Sequence at right)
  5. A final item is not a course but necessary for entry into the professional education courses. Please check your Degree Works to see if you met the basic skills test requirements (look under “Prerequisite to entry for Education Fieldwork”). If you have not met this requirement, you should plan to take Praxis Core!
  6. Please set up a meeting with Dr. Kate Spalding, Assistant Director of Academic Advising for Education, to discuss individual requirements for your chosen teacher certification

NEED HELP?

Please use the links at the right to guide your choices for classes this fall. Any time you need help, click here to select a faculty or staff member who is standing by with answers to your questions or advice to guide you. We're also here to check over your final schedule.