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What You Learn

You develop expertise in your academic major and hands-on experience working with students in the classroom.

  • Gain subject area knowledge and expertise through studies in your chosen academic major: biology, chemistry, earth science, English, mathematics, Spanish or history
  • Write lesson and unit plans that engage and accommodate a variety of learning styles
  • Use the latest instructional technologies to effectively work with students
  • Teach students under the direct supervision of mentors in the field
  • Build a professional network to help launch a successful career after graduation

You prepare for New Jersey teacher certification and gain an optional endorsement and valuable insight into teaching students with disabilities that will help you land your dream job 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:

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

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I've learned that you are a character in the creation of your own story. I was timid, nervous and fearful of what lies ahead, but after my Kean experience, my character has flourished into a strong, conscientious young woman who isn’t afraid to voice her opinion and does not hesitate to take risks."

Brianna Negron '18
Supplemental Instructor | Graduate Student
 Brianna Negron '18 COE Secondary Education Alumni at Senior Honors Convocation 2018
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Accreditation

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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