The School of Curriculum and Teaching houses the following programs: Early Childhood & Family Studies, Elementary and Bilingual Education, and Middle and Secondary Education.
The Early Childhood and Family Studies program is based on well-researched theories of child development and reflects the position document on Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, adopted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, 1997).
The Elementary Education and Bilingual Education program prepares students for an exciting academic career that involves a rich and challenging array of learning experiences to prepare you for New Jersey certification K-5 (Kindergarten - Grade 5).
The Middle and Secondary Education program is designed to enable successful graduates to become certified as Teacher of Elementary K-5 and to qualify for the endorsement of Teacher of Elementary with Subject Matter Preparation (5-8) in a major subject area. Students in the Elementary-Middle program must choose an academic major in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English (literature or writing options), History, Mathematics or Spanish.