Elementary Education

Elementary Education

B.A in Education
Specialization: Elementary Education (K-6)

Corine Brown, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
(856) 256-4500, ext. 3047

Heather Dolbow
Program Advisor
Literacy Studies Dual Majors and Liberal Studies: Math/Science Dual Majors
(856) 256-4761

Aimee Burgin
Program Advisor
Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science (A-M)
(856) 256-4787

April Ellerbe
Program Advisor
Dual Majors American Studies, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Math, Spanish, and Writing Arts
(856) 256-4737

DeLithea Davis
Program Advisor
Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science (N-Z), Dual Majors American Studies, Math, 
(856) 256-5819

The Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education (IIE) Department has developed an additional pathway within the existing Bachelors of Arts in Education. This Singular BA pathway does not include a dual major.  This is not required for state certification.  With recommended courses to satisfy current restricted electives in place of dual major requirements, this option will provide students with embedded education-related coursework to prepare for Multiple Subject Subtest and allow students to earn a Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Writing Arts.
Please refer to the link here for a course sequence. 

NOTE: Five additional CUGS options leading to a Singular BA is expected Fall 2018, pending curriculum approval. 

The following link provides information about the Teacher Education Student Forum held on November 9, 2016: Elementary Education program changes. This presentation will provide information about the New Jersey state requirements, yearlong residency, edTPA and changes made to the Elementary Education program.

If you truly enjoy working with children and want to make a lasting impact on their lives, then Elementary Education is the major for you. The New Jersey Instructional Certificate in Elementary Education qualifies you to teach Kindergarten through Grade 6. You will combine your education studies with a dual major in one of the following 10 subject matter areas: American Studies, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science, Mathematics, Math/Science, Spanish, Writing Arts (Communication). You will graduate with a BA in Education, with a Specialization in Elementary Education (K-6) and a BA in your dual/second major.

You will work closely in small class settings with professors who are highly regarded for their expertise. Every semester with professional teacher course work includes a field experience time in real classrooms working with real teachers and students. During these skill-enhancing sessions you will assist and observe tenured teachers under supervision by your Rowan professors. These experiences culminate with student teaching/clinical practice.

Education majors at every college/university engage in student teaching/clinical practices activities; but our College of Education's teacher preparation programs are among the country's finest, with professional teacher course work and field experiences that reflect our excellence.

Elementary Education-Literacy Studies Program Guide- Students Admitted in or after Fall 2017

Elementary Education Program Guide Fall 2017 

Archive of Previous Program Guides

Praxis Information

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Praxis Core Basic Skills Tests (combined test code is 5751)

Required scores:

  • Reading (5712) 156
  • Writing (5722) 162
  • Math (5732) 150

*Candidates must pass Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test. Please note the new existing policy regarding the Praxis Core requirement which can be found by visiting here.

Praxis II Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001)

Required scores:

  • Reading and Language Arts Subtest (5002) - 157
  • Mathematics Subtest (5003) - 157
  • Social Studies Subtest (5004) - 155
  • Science Subtest (5005) - 159

Effective September 1, 2014, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) is the required test for Elementary K-6 certification. If you began the Elementary Education: Multiple Subtests (5031) test prior to September 1, 2014, but have not yet completed the series, you have until August 31, 2015, to pass all four subtests. Passing scores for each subtest are:

  • Reading and Language Arts (5032) = 165
  • Math (5033) = 164
  • Social Studies (5034) = 155
  • Science (5035) = 159

For information on passing scores go to PRAXIS.