Drew’s education programs develop your teaching and education skills by blending your coursework with real-world, hands-on experiences. Collaborate with faculty mentors and join a robust intellectual community.
With a variety of programs designed to deepen an educator’s understanding of the field, Drew has what you need to pursue or further a career in education.
The Education and Society minor provides you with an interdisciplinary perspective on both the role of education in society and how societal factors influence learners and learning. It allows students who are interested in understanding the philosophical, political, psychological, and sociological factors that impact learners and learning in the American system of public education to study how humans learn and how society, culture, and politics influence learning. The Education and Society minor encourages students to view education through a lens of equity and justice and to seek solutions to problems of inequity. The Education and Society minor does not prepare teachers or other school personnel or lead to a program in teacher certification.
The Teaching minor prepares you to enter the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program to become a certified public school teacher in New Jersey. You will apply to the minor after taking EDUC 220: Equity, Justice and Education in the United States. The remainder of the courses count both for the undergraduate degree and the master’s degree as part of the 4+1 Teaching Dual-Degree program. EDUC 502 and 503 fulfill immersive experience requirements.
Students who minor in Teaching should consult with the coordinator of the minor in order to make sure you are meeting New Jersey state requirements in your content preparation. In some cases, you will add a concentration in order to meet content requirements. The Teaching minor does not lead to certification to teach in New Jersey or in any other state. Completion of the MAT program leads to New Jersey certification. If you are interested in earning certification in a state other than New Jersey, we encourage you to meet with the Director of Teacher Education to discuss your goals.
|Certification Area||Undergraduate Program|
|Elementary Education||Any major at Drew|
|Art, English, Health, Math, Music, Psychology, Science*, Social Studies, Theater, World Language||Major in field, confirm specific coursework requirements with Coordinator of the minor|
|Comprehensive Business||Concentration in Business Teacher Content|
|Earth Science*||Concentration in Earth Science Teacher Content|
*Most science certifications correlate to a specific major at Drew (e.g., chemistry, biology). Students interested in becoming a teacher of earth science should add the concentration to ensure they meet state requirements.
For more information on Drew’s Education minors, contact the Director of Teacher Education.
Learn more about the minor admissions process and requirements.
Earn a certification to teach in New Jersey public schools through our Teaching Dual-Degree program, completing two degrees in only five years. You begin taking teacher-preparation courses while pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree at Drew, then complete a Master’s of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with one additional year at Drew’s Caspersen School for Graduate Studies. Some graduate level courses count towards both degrees.
|Direct admit||Students entering their first year at Drew who meet New Jersey state requirements for waiving the Praxis Core through SAT or ACT scores can be directly admitted to the Teacher Dual-Degree five-year certification program. Students must successfully complete the Minor in Teaching, pass an Educator Disposition Assessment, and meet all New Jersey state testing and GPA requirements to be fully admitted to the MAT program.|
|Minor in Teaching||Students may apply to the Minor in Teaching after completing EDUC 220. Students admitted to the minor will be conditionally admitted to the Teach Dual-Degree program. Students must successfully complete the Minor in Teaching, pass an Educator Disposition Assessment, and meet all New Jersey state testing and GPA requirements to be fully admitted to the MAT program.|
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program prepares teachers to meet the challenges of diverse learners in 21st century classrooms. You will participate in clinically rich coursework in a variety of learning environments in urban and suburban settings. Faculty-mentors encourage you to build your professional networks to successfully transition into the classroom.
Drew’s program leads to an MAT degree with certification to teach in elementary or secondary education. We prepare secondary education teachers in English, math, science, social studies, world languages, comprehensive business, health and the arts. You can complete the program in one year of full-time study or over the course of two years. If you are seeking elementary K-6 certification, you may be eligible to apply for middle school certification in addition to this endorsement.
The Master of Education (MEd) program is a 30-credit advanced-degree program that focuses on theory and pedagogy. Within each specialization, you develop skills and knowledge that deepen an educator’s understanding of the field. Many courses are offered in an online format, making the program flexible. This program does not lead to certification.
Earn a certification to teach students with disabilities in New Jersey public schools with the non-degree program. The program can be completed online, either on your own or in conjunction with our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or Master of Education (MEd).
Earn a certification to teach English as a Second Language in New Jersey public schools with this non-degree program. The program can be completed online, either on your own or in conjunction with our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or Master of Education (MEd).
The Drew Writing Project is an affiliate of the widely acclaimed National Writing Project, a nationwide network of professional development programs dedicated to advancing writing. Inservice and retired educators can earn Teacher Consultant status in the National Writing Project through participation in workshops and training through the Drew Writing Project and Digital Literacies Collaborative (DWP/DLC).
Our faculty are experienced educators with knowledge of instructional design, special populations, and experience in elementary and secondary education. Many of our adjuncts are active practitioners in the classroom and in school administration. They connect educational theory with relevant and practical classroom instruction. Our small classroom size allows opportunities to develop and practice individual skills and interact with core faculty.