Curriculum

School of Education

Certification, Programs and Degrees

We offer initial teacher certification on the undergraduate program level as either a concentration within your first four-year degree or as a post-baccalaureate (second BA) earned after you complete your first content major. All students seeking initial certification must meet our eligibility requirements. On the graduate program level, we offer only additional teaching endorsements to those who already hold an initial certification. For those seeking a non-credit, non-degree program, we also offer an Alternate Route training program for initial certification.

How to Matriculate to Stockton

Stockton's Curriculum  at a Glance

Undergraduate Elementary (K-6) Certification Program Options

Four Year Liberal Studies (LIBA) Degree with Initial K-6 Certification
Stockton's LIBA degree prompts are content-focused in the four areas of study all elementary teachers must master: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Variations that emphasize two or more of these areas may also lead to Middle School Subject Matter Specializations (7-8 endorsements) aligned with New Jersey Department of Education codes. Students interested in following a LIBA prompt should meet with a faculty or staff member in the School of Education.LIBA Curriculum Worksheet or LASS Curriculum Worksheet.

Four Year BA in Psychology (PSYC) Degree with Initial K-6 Certification
Stockton's PSYC program is a Liberal Arts & Sciences degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Elementary candidates. PSYC Curriculum Worksheet

Post-Baccalaureate (Second) BA in Education (BATE) Degree for Initial Certification K-6 
Stockton's BATE program is available to anyone who has earned a bachelor's degree with at least 60 credits in Liberal Arts & Sciences.  See list of Programs below.

Elementary K-6 with Middle School Specializations in Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies - Recommended Courses-Please see your assigned Education preceptor
 

Undergraduate Subject-Specific (K-12) Certification Program Options

Four Year BA (MARS) Marine Science Degree with Initial K-12 Certification
Stockton's MARS program is a Liberal Arts degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Subject (K-12 or Secondary) candidates seeking Biology certification.MARS Curriculum Worksheet

Four Year BA (BIOL) Biological Science or (ENVL) Earth Science with Initial K-12 Certification
Stockton's BIOL  and ENVL programs are Liberal Arts degrees with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Subject (K-12 or Secondary) candidates.  BIOL Curriculum Worksheet or ENVL Curriculum Worksheet

Four Year BA (CHEM) Chemistry Degree with Initial K-12 Certification
Stockton's CHEM program is a Liberal Arts degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Subject (K-12 or Secondary) candidates.  CHEM Curriculum Worksheet

Four Year BA (HIST) History Degree with Initial K-12 Certification
Stockton's HIST program is a Liberal Arts degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Subject (K-12 or Secondary) candidates. HIST Curriculum Worksheet

Four Year BA Literature (LITT) Degree with Initial K-12 Certification
Stockton's LITT program is a Liberal Arts degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Subject (K-12 or Secondary) candidates.LITT Curriculum Worksheet

Four Year BA in Mathematics (MATH) Degree with Initial K-12 Certification
Stockton's MATH program is a Liberal Arts & Sciences degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Subject (K-12 or Secondary) candidates. MATH Curriculum Worksheet

Four Year BA (POLS) Political Science Degree with Initial K-12 Certification
Stockton's POLS program is a Liberal Arts degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Subject (K-12 or Secondary) candidates seeking Social Studies Certification. POLS Curriculum Worksheet

Four Year BA in Lauguage and Cultural Studies Degree with Initial K-12 French Certification
Stockton's LANG program is Liberal Arts degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Subject (K-12 or Secondary) candidates
French Curricullum Worksheet

Four Year BA in Language and Cultural Studies Degree with Initial K-12 Spanish Certification
Stockton's LANG program is a Liberal Arts degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Subject (K-12 or Secondary) candidates  Spanish Curricullum Worksheet

Four Year BA in Arts with Initial K-12 Art Certification
Stockton's ARTS program is a Liberal Arts degree with an Education Concentration designed specifically for Art (K-12 or Secondary) candidates Art Curriculum Worksheet

More Undergraduate Degrees with Certification Program Worksheets  

Art -  K-12

Biological Science -  K-12

Chemistry -  K-12

Earth Science -  K-12

Elementary -  K- 6    

English -  K-12

Mathematics -  K-12

Physical Science -  K-12

Physics -  K-12

Social Studies -  K-12

World Languages -  K-12
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Graduate Program Options (MAED requires a CEAS or Standard)

MAED Master of Arts in Education

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• 2+ year program • 36 graduate credits • Direct entry available for Stockton students • Minimum 2.75 GPA to apply

  1. Program Brochure
  2. Graduate Program Website
  3. Educational Endorsements Website
  4. Capstone Showcases
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Direct Entry Matriculation Form (Stockton students only)
  7. Copy of Teaching Certificate (Standard or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing)
  8. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  9. Essay (include in online application only)
  10. Resume (include in online application only)
  11. Official Test Scores (not required if applicant has a Master's)
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE). School Code: 2889 OR
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT). School Code: 1391
  12. Official Transcripts from All Colleges/Universities Attended
  13. Application Deadlines:
    • Fall: July 1 
    • Spring: December 15

 

LEAD Doctorate in Organizational Leadership

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• 3+ year program • 54 graduate credits • Master's required to apply

  1. Program Brochure
  2. Graduate Program Website
  3. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  4. Essay (include in online application only)
  5. Resume (include in online application only)
  6. Official Transcripts from All Colleges/Universities Attended
  7. Application Deadlines:
    • Spring: November 16 
    • Fall: June 1

 

MAIT Master of Arts in Instructional Technology

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• 2+ year program • 33 graduate credits • Minimum 3.0 GPA to apply

  1. Program Brochure
  2. Capstone Showcases
  3. Graduate Program Website 
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  6. Essay (include in online application only)
  7. Resume (include in online application only)
  8. Official Transcripts from All Colleges/Universities Attended
  9. Application Deadlines:
    • Fall: July 1 
    • Spring: December 15

 

Special Education Certification

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The  Stockton Special Education Program is a graduate level certification program which offers certified general education teachers the opportunity to earn the Teacher of Students with Disabilities endorsement.  Designed with practicing teachers in mind, the program emphasizes knowledge of disabilities and provides the necessary information regarding the appropriate programs for mainstreaming children with special needs in the regular classroom. This program takes advantage of the expertise of educators from both the community schools and the Stockton faculty.  The Stockton Special Education Certification Program is committed to helping graduate students to teach in today’s schools and to be prepared for tomorrow’s children by:

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  • Understanding and accepting the diversity of special needs children
  • Expanding instructional competence
  • Utilizing school partnerships
  • Providing reflective practice and research 

Courses in the program will be offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms making it possible to complete the program in four semesters. Because it is anticipated that many students will be practicing teachers, the courses will be scheduled with the school calendar in mind. Some courses may be offered at various school sites.

 

Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) - Endorsement

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 Admission Requirements for all endorsement programs: 

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.75
  3. A teaching certificate
  4. Valid Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores (the MAT is offered at Stockton)
  5. Click on How to Apply to complete an application. For more information on these endorsement programs and other MAED opportunities please contact: 

    Dr. Shelly Meyers
    Assistant Professor of Education
    shelly.meyers@stockton.edu
     (609) 626-6861             
     
    Curriculum Information Website 
The  Stockton LDT/C special services endorsement is a graduate level certification program offered to certified teachers, which enables the holder to become a member of a child study team in New Jersey.  Students will complete the necessary graduate courses in order to be eligible for this endorsement. 

 

Reading Specialist Endorsement

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The Reading Specialists track leads to the New Jersey Reading Specialist Endorsement and prepares teachers to plan literacy programs appropriate for children of differing abilities and diverse cultural backgraounds.  Applicants for the track must hold a Standard Certificate and have successfully completed a minimum of one year of teaching, with the understanding that two years of successful teaching must be completed before being allowed to apply for the Reading Specialist Endorsement.

 Admission Requirements for all endorsement programs: 

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.75
  3. A teaching certificate
  4. Valid Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores (the MAT is offered at Stockton)
  5. Click on How to Apply to complete an application. For more information on these endorsement programs and other MAED opportunities please contact: 

    Dr. Susan Cydis
    Assistant Professor of Education
    Susan.Cydis@stockton.edu
     (609) 626-3819           
     
    Curriculum Information Website

 



 
Supervisor Courses

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  1. A completed application form. Click on How to Apply link for application package.
  2. A New Jersey standard teaching certificate or certificate of eligibility with advanced standing.
  3. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, or current matriculation in a master’s program at  the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.*
  4. A minimum of one year of teaching experience.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from professional colleagues indicating the candidate’s potential as a  supervisor.
  6. A 1000-word essay summarizing professional goals and expected outcomes from enrolling in the program.

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    The admission committee will make its decisions when files are completed, on a rolling basis.

* Students who are already matriculated in a master’s program at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and want to pursue a supervisory endorsement may begin to take courses from the restricted elective list before applying for admission into the Supervisor Endorsement program. Such students may apply for the supervisory certificate program during the semester in which they will complete all master’s degree requirements. They must satisfy all admission requirements stated above and be accepted into the Supervisory Endorsement program before registering for any course from the required course list.

The Supervisor Endorsement program is designed for educators who have earned a master’s degree and wish to pursue a supervisory position in the public school system in the State of New Jersey. Stockton offers all courses required to meet the criteria for the New Jersey Supervisor Certificate (NJAC 6A:9-12.6). Students who complete all program requirements will be eligible for the New Jersey Supervisor license.

 

English as a Second Language - Endorsement

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Admission Requirements for all endorsement programs:
  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.75
  3. A teaching certificate
  4. Valid Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores (the MAT is offered at Stockton)
  5. Click on How to Apply to complete an application. For more information on these endorsement programs and other MAED opportunities please contact:
     
    Curriculum Information Website 

                 Kimberly Lebak, Ed.D 
                 Program Director, MAED
                 Assistant Professor of Pedagogy 
                 Kimberly.Lebak@stockton.edu
                 (609) 626-6017

This program is designed for certified teachers wishing to add the ESL endorsement to their existing certifications. Students will complete the necessary five graduate courses and take the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT) in English in order to be eligible for this endorsement. These courses may be applied to an MAED degree.

 

Bilingual / Bicultural - Endorsement

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Admission Requirements for all endorsement programs:
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.75 3. A teaching certificate
  • Valid Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores (the MAT is offered at Stockton)
  • Click on How to Apply to complete an application. For more information on these endorsement programs and other MAED opportunities please contact:

Kimberly Lebak, Ed.D
Program Director, MAED
Assistant Professor of Pedagogy
Kimberly.Lebak@stockton.edu
(609) 626-6017

Curriculum Information Website 

This program is designed for certified teachers wishing to add the Bilingual / Bicultural endorsement to their existing certifications. Students will complete the necessary graduate courses and take the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT) in English and their target language in order to be eligible for this endorsement. These courses may be applied to an MAED degree.

 

New Jersey Standard Supervisor Endorsement

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• 12 graduate credits • Must possess a master's degree • A minimum of one year of teaching  

  1. Graduate Program Website
  2. Copy of Teaching Certificate (Standard or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing)
  3. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  4. Education Related Programs Crossover Request Form
    (graduates of a Stockton educational-related master's program only)
  5. Essay (include in online application only)
  6. Resume (include in online application only)
  7. Official Transcripts from All Colleges/Universities Attended
  8. Application Deadlines:
    • Fall: July 1 
    • Spring: December 15