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Kean University

What You Learn

  • Develop expertise in an academic subject area such as biology, chemistry, Earth science, English, mathematics, Spanish or history
  • Write lesson and unit plans that engage and accommodate diverse learners
  • Learn to use leading-edge instructional technologies to teach students
  • Create a safe, inclusive and culturally sensitive learning environment
  • Complete a hands-on clinical practicum and fieldwork under the direct supervision of mentors in the classroom
  • Prepare for New Jersey state teaching certification with optional teaching students with disabilities (TSD) endorsement
  • Build a professional network and launch a successful teaching career after graduation

B.A. in Academic Major | Secondary Education P-12

Earn certification as a middle or high school teacher in an academic major of your choice, including:

B.A. in Academic Major | Secondary Education P-12 with Teacher of Students with Disabilities endorsement

Earn certification as a middle or high school teacher in an academic major of your choice, including:

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to live on campus, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Council for Exceptional Children

Receive current and pertinent information from the field and enhance your knowledge and involvement with students with disabilities.

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Council for Exceptional Children

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad

After Kean

Kean's secondary education graduates are working in classrooms throughout New Jersey and the country, inspiring young people and promoting excellence in education through their ability and willingness to:

  • Think critically, creatively and globally
  • Adapt to changing social, economic and technological environments
  • Serve as active and contributing members of their communities
  • Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines and enhance their skills in professional areas

Top 30%

Kean alumni are among the highest-paid teachers in the nation

"The College of Education's clinical practicum deepened my passion to educate and empower future generations of students. My diverse experience at Kean enriched my perspective and the wonderful staff and community have made Kean my home. I feel prepared to succeed professionally and personally with the tools and knowledge I've gained in my four years at Kean."

Novena Petryk-Cordi
Mathematics Education K-12 w/TSD endorsement and Double Major in General Biology
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Since 1955, Kean’s College of Education has earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Notably, only one-third of the schools that produce teachers in the United States and New Jersey earn this accreditation.

CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

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