TEDU Secondary Program

K-12 students and a teacher learning in a classroom


Undergraduate Secondary (K-12) Certification Program

This program path and degree option, is specifically tailored for students who are interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Stockton University, while also obtaining a degree certification in Secondary Education. The program offers a variety of curriculum options.

The program is a fieldwork-intensive program requiring candidates to spend 230 hours in public schools prior to the full-time 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.

All teacher education candidates must meet or exceed current New Jersey code, requiring a 3.0 GPA.  Students must complete the Praxis Core with passing scores of; Reading-156+, Writing-162+ and Math-150+. Students may substitute ETS (Praxis) Core Academic Skills scores with SAT scores of 560+ reading and 540+ math or an ACT score of 23+ on both the English and Math section.

The Teacher Education Program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and recognized by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.

Curriculum Options

Secondary/K12 degree paths- these are subject specific depending on what you want to teach

  • Art certification
    • BA in Studies in the Arts with a Visual Arts K-12 Certification Concentration
  • Biological science certification
    • BA in Biological Science with an Education Concentration or
    • BA in Marine Science with an Education Concentration or
    • BA in Environmental Studies with an Education Concentration
  • Chemistry certification
    • BA in Chemistry with an Education Concentration
  • Earth Science certification
    • BA in Environmental Studies with an Education Concentration or
  • English certification
    • BA in Literature with Litt Secondary Concentration
  • Mathematics certification
    • BA in Mathematics with an Education Concentration
  • Music certification
    • BA in Music Education
  • Physics certification
    • BA in Applied Physics with an Education Concentration
  • Social Studies certification
    • BA in Historical Studies with an Education Concentration or
    • BA in Political Science with an Education Concentration
  • World Language certification
    • BA in Language and Cultural Studies with a French K-12 Certification Concentration or
    • BA in Language and Cultural Studies with a Spanish K-12 Certification Concentration

Learning Outcomes

The TEDU program expects that 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.

To explore the various curricular options at Stockton use the linked sheet to navigate our academic advising software, Degree Works.