TEDU Elementary Program

Elementary students in front of Stockton's Science Center


The Teacher Education Programis aligned with New Jersey’s Professional Standards for Teachers. Stockton’s teacher certification curricula have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and are recognized by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.

The program is a fieldwork-intensive program requiring candidates to spend 160 hours in public schools prior to the student-teaching semester. Field experiences/clinical practice (including Student Teaching) are coordinated and organized by the School of Education. Students complete certification requirements either in conjunction with or following the completion of a first bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts or other major.

Undergraduate Preschool (P-3) and Elementary (K-6) Certification Program Options

These program path/degree options are designed for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree at Stockton, along with a degree certification in Preschool or Elementary Education. Several degree options are available, including optional middle school endorsements. 

All teacher education candidates must meet or exceed current New Jersey code, requiring a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please see the Department of Education Website for information on Praxis Core, SAT and ACT scores.


Curriculum Options

  • Early Childhood degree paths
    • BA in Liberal Studies with concentration in Early Childhood Education or
    • BA in Psychology with concentration in Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary degree paths (with optional middle school certification)
    • BA in Liberal Studies with concentration in
      • Elementary Education or
      • Language Arts & Social Studies or
      • Science, Mathematics, Technology & Art (STEAM)
    • BA in Psychology with concentration in Elementary Education

To explore the various curricular options at Stockton use the linked sheet to navigate our academic advising software, Degree Works.