Academic Major/K-12 Teacher Certification Advising Resources
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Kean University offers dual degree programs that allow students to complete a B.A. in an Academic Major and a Secondary Education K-12 Major and earn certification as a middle or high school teacher in an academic major of your choice, including: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Fine Arts, History, Mathematics, Music, Spanish, Theatre.
Kean University offers the dual degree programs with (B.A. in Academic Major | Secondary Education K-12) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities endorsement (TSD) in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, History, History Honors, Mathematics.
The path to GRADUATION and CERTIFICATION is not simple: it requires you to follow a 3-pronged path including the curriculum in your Academic Major, the curriculum in the Education program, and meet State of New Jersey certification requirements all at the same time. But if you work carefully with your Success Team--your advisors, we are confident you will succeed.
See here for contact information and curriculum sheets for each degree program;
See here for an ideal timeline and set of benchmarks to follow as you progress towards your degree and certification:
If you transfer into Kean University, discuss with your advisors where to begin this timeline. If you start the curriculum in an “off” semester (e.g. Spring versus Fall), progress in order of the semesters indicated. If you fall behind on the timeline or in meeting benchmarks, make wise use of Summers to get back on track.
As you follow your curriculum, you will need to progress in BOTH the Academic Major Curriculum, AND the Education Curriculum AT THE SAME TIME. Do not attempt to complete all of your Academic Major courses before beginning your Education Curriculum, or vice versa.
For this reason, each semester, you must seek advising from BOTH your Academic Major Advisor and your Education Advisor.
Note that upon acceptance into Kean University in a B.A. in Academic Major/Secondary Education K-12 Major, you will begin your academic program as an “Intended” major. As you will see below, once you have passed PRAXIS Core and completed required introductory courses with minimum grades outlined below, you will, with advisement from your Education Advisor, apply for formal admission to the program, complete a “Major/Minor Status Form,” and become a “Declared” major.
Kean University College of Education: https://www.kean.edu/academics/college-education
- Barbara Ridener, Ph.D., Dean || HH-443 || (908) 737-3750 || firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sharon Watts-Conville, Ed.D.,Assistant Dean || HH-446 || (908) 737-3750 || email@example.com
- Ronald Dowdell, Assistant to the Dean || HH-448 || (908) 737-3756 || firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact for student-related issues)
Office of Clinical Practice and Teacher Placement:
Sehba Mahmood, Ph.D, Coordinator || (908) 737-3856 || email@example.com
Office of Teacher Certification and Alternate Programs:
Ethel B. Eaddy, Director || HH 214 || (908)-737-3800 || firstname.lastname@example.org