Instructional Certification - Subject Area Certification (Preschool-Grade 12)

Students with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in teaching may pursue the Post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification.

Additional undergraduate coursework in the certification content area may be required to meet State and University certification standards.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be recommended to the State of New Jersey for initial teacher certification (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or CEAS). The CEAS authorizes the holder to teach in New Jersey public schools and expedites the ability to become certified in most other states. The CEAS never expires.

In New Jersey, candidates who have completed an initial teaching certification program must successfully complete one year of teaching in order to be eligible to receive a permanent Standard Certificate.

Total credit requirements for this program include the Teaching Field Requirements, Additional Requirements for State Certification, and the Graduate Professional Sequence.

For more information on the individual subject areas, click on the links below:

Art

Biological Science

Chemistry

Earth Science

English

French

Health and Physical Education

Italian

Latin

Mathematics

Music

Physical Education

Social Studies

Spanish

Teacher of English as a Second Language

Program Requirements

Graduate Professional Sequence
Introductory Sequence
SASE 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
SASE/EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment3
SASE/EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools (Students pursuing the Health and Physical Education subject area are exempt from this course.)1
SASE/EDFD 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 529Clinical Practice II (In-service teachers may take SASE 514)6
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
Teaching Methods
Select from the list below according to subject area.3-6
Subject Matter Preparation
Complete one area of Subject Matter Preparation from the list below.
Additional Requirements for State Certification
Speech
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have an undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor.
Educational Psychology
PSYC 560Advanced Educational Psychology3
Total Credits39-42

Teaching Methods

Select course(s) according to subject area:
Art6
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-12
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12
Biological Science, Earth Science, Physics, or Physical Science4
Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
Chemistry3
Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School
English4
Teaching Methods (Secondary English)
French6
Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language
Teaching French in P-12: Practice
Health and Physical Education
Foundations and Methods in Health Education
Teaching of Secondary Physical Education
Italian
ITAL 419The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools3
Latin
LATN 419Methods of Teaching Latin3
Mathematics4
Teaching Mathematics
Music6
Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class
Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools
Physical Education
PEMJ 558Teaching of Secondary Physical Education3
Social Studies3
Graduate Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Spanish3
Teaching Spanish in K-12
English as a Second Language3
APLN 525Methodology of Teaching ESL3

Subject Matter Preparation Areas

Art

Fine Arts Core
ARFD 101Surface3
ARFD 103Color and Light3
ARFD 104Space3
ARFD 100Perceptual Drawing3
VIST 105Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture3
VIST 106Modern Visions 1400-19453
Fine Arts Education
ARST 201Objects in Clay3
ARST 2023D and Extended Media3
ARST 204Painting3
ARST 205Photography3
ARST 206Printmaking3
VCDS 201Visual Communication Design Studio I3
Second Level Studio
Select one of the following:3
Objects in Clay: Ceramics
Fibers and Fabrics, Beginning I
Metalwork and Jewelry
Painting II
Photography II
Printmaking II
Sculpture
Visual Communication Design Studio II
Intermediate Level Studio
Select one of the following:3
Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate
Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate
Painting, Intermediate
Photography Intermediate: Contemporary Art Form
Printmaking, Intermediate
Sculpture, Intermediate
Visual Communication Design Studio III
Total Credits42

Biological Science

Biology Requirements
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 113Principles of Biology II4
BIOL 213Introduction to Ecology4
BIOL 230Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 380Genetics4
Collateral Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
Collateral Mathematics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:7-8
Statistics
and Applied Precalculus
Applied Precalculus
and Applied Calculus A
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Collateral Physics Courses
PHYS 191University Physics I4
or PHYS 193 College Physics I
PHYS 192University Physics II4
or PHYS 194 College Physics II
Earth Science Elective
Select one of the following:4
Planet Earth
Physical Geology
Earth and the Environment
Earth System History
Biology Electives
Complete 12 credits from the list below.12
Total Credits67-68
Biology Electives
BIOL 300Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues3
BIOL 330Introduction to Animal Behavior3
BIOL 350Microbiology4
BIOL 360Introduction to Bio-Imaging3
BIOL 370Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 380Genetics4
BIOL 404Plant and Animal Histological Techniques3
BIOL 405Cell Culture3
BIOL 406Scanning Electron Microscopy4
BIOL 409Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education)1-4
BIOL 410Toxicology3
BIOL 411Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy4
BIOL 415Population Genetics3
BIOL 417Evolutionary Biology3
BIOL 418Biology Independent Research1-4
BIOL 420Economic Botany3
BIOL 425Elementary Plant Physiology3
BIOL 426New Jersey Flora4
BIOL 429Herpetology4
BIOL 430Ornithology4
BIOL 431Entomology3
BIOL 432Medical Entomology3
BIOL 433Developmental Biology4
BIOL 434Molecular Biology3
BIOL 435Experimental Molecular Biology3
BIOL 436Phylogenetic Zoology4
BIOL 439Biology of Animal Parasites3
BIOL 440Gross Mammalian Anatomy4
BIOL 441Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates4
BIOL 442Human Physiology4
BIOL 443Vertebrate Embryology4
BIOL 444Cell Physiology3
BIOL 445Immunology3
BIOL 446Endocrinology3
BIOL 447Fundamentals of Pharmacology3
BIOL 450Medical Microbiology3
BIOL 451Comparative Animal Physiology3
BIOL 457Virology3
BIOL 458Microbial Genetics3
BIOL 460Biological Oceanography3
BIOL 461Aquatic Ecology3
BIOL 467Biology of the Fishes4
BIOL 468Neurobiology3
BIOL 475Medical Genetics3
BIOL 476Biology of Cancer3
BIOL 480Research Community I: Organism Biology4
BIOL 481Research Community II: Organism Biology4
BIOL 482Research Community I: Molecular Biology4
BIOL 483Research Community II: Molecular Biology4
BIOL 484Research Community I: Ecology4
BIOL 485Research Community II: Ecology4
BIOL 486Special Topics in Biology3-4
BIOL 487Statistical Genomics3
BIOL 488Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology3-4
BIOL 489Special Topics in Organismal Biology3-4
BIOL 490Senior Seminar in Biology3
BIOL 491Research in Biology Literature1
BIOL 492Senior Colloquium1
BIOL 493Molecular Ecology3
BIOL 495Special Topics in Ecology Special Topics in Ecology Special Topics in Ecology3
BIOL 497Genomics3
BIOL 500Introductory Molecular Cell Biology1.5
BIOL 505Experimental Cell Culture3
BIOL 510Biology Pedagogy for Secondary Teachers3
BIOL 512Special Topics in Modern Genetics3
BIOL 514Graduate Seminar in Biology2
BIOL 515Population Genetics3
BIOL 518Strategies for Teaching College Biology1
BIOL 520Plant Physiology3
BIOL 521Field Studies of Flowering Plants4
BIOL 529Advanced Herpetology4
BIOL 532Advanced Entomology3
BIOL 533Advanced Cell Biology3
BIOL 540Mammalian Physiology3
BIOL 542Advanced Endocrinology3
BIOL 543Advances in Immunology3
BIOL 544Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology3
BIOL 545Experimental Endocrinology4
BIOL 546Special Topics in Physiology Special Topics in Physiology3
BIOL 547Molecular Biology I3
BIOL 548Molecular Biology II4
BIOL 549Special Topics in Developmental Biology3
BIOL 550Special Topics in Microbiology3
BIOL 552Biology of Lipids3
BIOL 554Microbial Physiology3
BIOL 555Medical Genetics3
BIOL 556Molecular Biology of Proteins3
BIOL 557Virology3
BIOL 558Microbial Genetics3
BIOL 560Molecular Genetics3
BIOL 561Genomics3
BIOL 562Special Topics in Molecular Biology1
BIOL 563Statistical Genomics3
BIOL 564Proteomics3
BIOL 566Bioinformatics4
BIOL 568Advanced Neuroscience3
BIOL 570Ecology3
BIOL 571Physiological Plant Ecology4
BIOL 572Wetland Ecology4
BIOL 573Shoreline Ecology4
BIOL 574Behavioral Ecology3
BIOL 575Avian Biology4
BIOL 576Biology of Extreme Habitats3
BIOL 579Physiological Ecology of Animals3
BIOL 580Evolutionary Mechanisms3
BIOL 586Special Topics in Advanced Biology3-4
BIOL 587Special Topics in Advanced Molecular Biology3-4
BIOL 588Special Topics in Advanced Physiology3-4
BIOL 589Special Topics in Advanced Ecology3-4
BIOL 592Graduate Colloquium1
BIOL 593Molecular Ecology3
BIOL 594Signal Transduction3
BIOL 595Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity3
BIOL 596Selected Techniques in Biology Science Education1.5
BIOL 597Research in Biological Literature1
BIOL 598Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology1.5
BIOL 599Introduction to Biological Research4

Chemistry

Required Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
CHEM 233Experimental Organic Chemistry II2
CHEM 310Analytical Chemistry5
CHEM 311Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 340Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 341Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 370Biochemistry I3
Required Mathematics Courses
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
Required Physics Courses
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
Total Credits52

Earth Science

Earth Science Core
EAES 105Physical Geology4
EAES 220Mineralogy4
EAES 240Earth System History4
EAES 302Structural Geology3
EAES 320Igneous Metamorphic Petrology4
EAES 441Stratigraphy4
Additional Earth Science Courses
EAES 201Understanding Weather and Climate4
EAES 250Introduction to Marine Sciences4
EAES 280Principles of Land Use3
Collateral Science Courses
AMAT 120Applied Calculus A4
BIOL 113Principles of Biology II4
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
MATH 111Applied Precalculus4
PHYS 193College Physics I4
PHYS 194College Physics II4
Total Credits62

English

Teaching Field Requirements
Requirement Categories
Complete courses from each of the following seven categories for a total of 30 credits (one course may fill more than one category). See course lists below.30
Critical Theory
British Literature
American Literature
Writing
Genre Study
Sociocultural Lenses
Language Study
Teaching Methods
ENGL 571Teaching Methods (Secondary English)4
Total Credits34

Critical Theory

Complete 3 credits from the following:3
Critical Approaches to English
Seminar in Comparative Literature
Theoretical Approaches to Literature
Total Credits3

British Literature

Complete 6 credits from the following:6
English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660
English Literature II: 1660 to Present
Special Topics in English or American Literature
English Novel to 1900
Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century
From Sensibility to Romanticism
Milton
Chaucer
Medieval English Literature
19th Century English Romantic Literature
Victorian Poetry
Renaissance Literature
English Drama: Beginnings to 1642
Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories
Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances
Modern British Fiction 1900-1945
Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990
Recent British Fiction 1990-Present
Old English Language and Literature
17th Century English Poetry
Restoration and 18th Century Drama
Seminar in English Literature
Seminar in British Literature
Chaucer
Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies
Shakespeare Studies: Comedies
Shakespeare Studies: Histories
Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry
Milton
The Augustan Age
British Romanticism I: Wordsworth and Coleridge
Victorian Studies II: Novel
Victorian Studies III: Poetry
Turn-of-the-Century British Writers
The Modern British Novel
The Irish Renaissance
Independent Study in British Literature
Total Credits6

American Literature

Complete 6 credits from the following:6
American Drama
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Social Protest Literature in America
Special Topics in English or American Literature
Vietnam War and American Culture
The Novels of Toni Morrison
American Poetry to 1940
American Poetry: World War II to Present
Early American Literature
Literature of American Renaissance
American Literary Realism
Modern American Fiction
Recent American Fiction 1990 to Present
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Studies in Early American Literature
American Romanticism
Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville
American Realism
Modern American Fiction
Modern American Poetry
Recent American Fiction
American Drama
Black American Women Writers
Independent Study in American Literature
Total Credits6

Writing

Complete 3 credits from the following:3
Creative Nonfiction
Teaching Writing in the Public Schools
Graduate Writing Seminar
Seminar in Teaching Literature
Total Credits3

Genre Study

Complete 9 credits from the following:9
American Drama
English Novel to 1900
Art of Poetry
Art of Fiction
Art of Drama
Women Poets
American Poetry to 1940
American Poetry: World War II to Present
English Drama: Beginnings to 1642
Shakespeare: Comedies-Histories
Shakespeare: Tragedies-Romances
Modern British Fiction 1900-1945
Postwar British Fiction 1946-1990
Recent British Fiction 1990-Present
Contemporary Poetry
17th Century English Poetry
Restoration and 18th Century Drama
Shakespeare Studies: Tragedies
Shakespeare Studies: Comedies
Shakespeare Studies: Histories
Seventeenth Century Literature: Poetry
The English Novel from Defoe to Austen
Victorian Studies II: Novel
Victorian Studies III: Poetry
The Modern British Novel
Modern American Fiction
Modern American Poetry
Recent American Fiction
American Drama
Modern Poetry to T.S. Eliot
Contemporary European Drama
Modern Drama: Ibsen to O'Neill
Modern European Novel
Speculative Fiction: Fantasy
Science Fiction
Ancient Tragedy
Ancient Comedy
Ancient Epic
Ibsen, Strindberg, and Shaw
The Modern Novel
Trends in the Contemporary Novel
Special Topics in Film Studies
Total Credits9

Sociocultural Lens

Complete 6 credits from the following:6
World Literature: The Coming of Age Theme
World Literature: Voices of Tradition and Challenge
Myth and Literature
Images of Muslim Women in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture
Black Writers in the United States: A Survey
Social Protest Literature in America
Special Topics in English or American Literature
Special Topics in Comparative Literature
Contemporary U.S. Literature of Immigration
Vietnam War and American Culture
Women Poets
The Novels of Toni Morrison
American Indian Themes
African, Asian and Caribbean Literature in English
Contemporary Irish Literature
Irish Literary Revival: 1890-1939
African Myth and Literature
Contemporary African Literature
Women Prose Writers
Contemporary European Drama
Modern European Novel
Seminar in Comparative Literature
The Irish Renaissance
Black American Women Writers
Seminar in International Literature
Ancient Tragedy
Ancient Comedy
Ancient Epic
The Enlightenment in Europe
The Modern Novel
Trends in the Contemporary Novel
Independent Study: International Literature
Total Credits6

Language Study

Complete 3 credits from the following:3
The English Language
The Grammars of English
Structure of American English
History of the English Language
Total Credits3

French

Required Courses
FREN 203Mastering French3
FREN 204French Stylistics and Composition3
FREN 205Perfecting French Pronunciation3
FREN 270The Art of Writing in French3
FREN 410Advanced French Grammar3
FREN 206French Conversation3
or FREN 330 Advanced Spoken Language Practice
FREN 325Structure of the French Language3
or FREN 371 Explication De Texte
Electives
Complete one Civilization elective, one Literature elective, and one Additional elective from the list below.9
Total Credits30
Civilization
Select one of the following:3
Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution
French Civilization from Napoleon to World War II
France from World War II to the Present
Seminar in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France
Eighteenth-Century French Civilization Seminar
Special Topics in Contemporary French Civilization
Contemporary Francophone Civilization Seminar
Introduction to French Colonialism
Literature
Select one of the following:3
Dada And Surrealism
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Twentieth Century French Literature
Critical Approaches to Literature
Medieval French Literature
Medieval French Theatre
Medieval French Seminar
Poetry of the Renaissance
16th Century Seminar
Corneille, Racine and Moliere
Special Topics in 17th Century French Literature
The Development of the Novel in 18th Century France
Nineteenth-Century French Literature Seminar
The Romantic Movement
19th Century French Theatre
French Novel of 19th Century I
French Novel of 19th Century II
19th Century French Poetry
19th Century Seminar
20th Century French Theatre
20th Century French Novel I
20th Century French Novel II
20th Century Seminar
Francophone Literature
Women Writers from North Africa
Elective
Select one of the following:3
Inventing France: From the Gauls to the Revolution
French Civilization from Napoleon to World War II
Dada And Surrealism
Seventeenth Century French Literature
The French Renaissance
Eighteenth Century French Literature
Nineteenth Century French Literature
Survey of French Poetry
Contemporary French Drama
Development of French Novel to 1900
Francophone Literature
Translation I
Translation II
Twentieth Century French Literature
France from World War II to the Present
Introduction to Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting
Seminars
Seminars
Seminars
French Study Abroad
Cooperative Education for the French Major
Translation III
Seminars
French Language Workshop
Independent Study
Graduate Study Abroad
Politics of the French Language
History of the French Language
Advanced French Phonetics
Practicum in Translation and Interpreting
Special Topics in French Linguistics
French Humanism in 16th Century
Moralists of the 17th Century
Philosophy and Politics in 18th Century France
18th Century Seminar

Health and Physical Education

Required Courses
Physical Education Requirements
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
HPEM 355Assessment and Technology in Health and Physical Education3
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 145Dance in the Schools2
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
PEMJ 200Human Motor Development1
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
PEMJ 351Adapted Physical Education3
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 215Drug Education in the Schools3
HLTH 222Mental Health in the Schools3
HLTH 295Sexuality Education in the Schools3
Total Credits47

Italian

Required Courses
ITAL 242Italian Grammar and Composition I3
ITAL 243Italian Grammar and Composition II3
ITAL 309Italian Conversation3
ITAL 340Reading, Writing, Translating Early Modern Italy3
ITAL 341Reading, Writing, Translating Modern and Contemporary Italy3
Electives
Select five of the following:15
Introduction to Italian Business and Commercial Translation
Introduction to Translating
Italian Study Abroad
Italian Literature of the Renaissance I
Italian Literature of the 19th Century I
Italian Literature of the 20th Century I: A Changing Italy
Senior Seminar in Literary Research
Italian Literature of the 18th Century
Independent Study
Total Credits30

Latin

Required Courses
Select six of the following:18
Intermediate Latin I
Intermediate Latin II
Latin Literature of the Republic
Latin Literature of the Golden Age
Latin Literature of the Silver Age
Latin Literature of the Middle Ages
Latin Composition
Advanced Latin Grammar
Roman Letter Writing
Roman Drama
Roman Lyric Poetry
Roman Biography
Linguistic History of the Latin Language
Roman Historians
The Epic and Vergil
Lucretius and Ancient Science
Ovid
Caesar: End of the Republic
Roman Satire
The Elegy
Senior Seminar
Study Abroad
Special Topics in Advanced Latin Readings
Cicero: Ancient Philosophy
The Comedy of Plautus
Teaching Latin in Secondary and Middle Schools
Special Topics in Latin Literature
Law in Roman Society
Select three of the following:9
Troy and the Trojan War
Introduction to Classical Archaeology
Classicism and American Culture
Greek Civilization
Roman Civilization
Mythology
Introduction to Roman Law
Total Credits27

Mathematics

Mathematics Core
CSIT 111Fundamentals of Java Programming3
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
MATH 222Calculus III4
MATH 225Linear Algebra4
MATH 340Probability3
MATH 350College Geometry3
MATH 431Foundations of Modern Algebra3
Mathematics Electives
Select 6 credits from the list (see below)6
Total Credits34

Music

Music Education Core
Applied Music
Students must perform at the equivalent level of a fourth semester undergraduate student (or higher), in addition to a successful interview, in order to gain admission to the music program.
Course must be completed four times, for 2 credits each.8
Applied Music
Theory/Aural Skills
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
World Music/Music History/Computer Technology
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
or MUHS 409 Honors - Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present
Ensembles
Complete four to six of the following:2-3
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Band
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance: West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Balkan Music Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Keyboard Musicianship
MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MSSN 203Keyboard Musicianship III1
MSSN 204Keyboard Musicianship IV1
Music Education Requirements
Classroom Methods/Conducting
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
or MUED 435 Conducting for Music Educators
Instrumental Techniques
Complete four of the following:4
Instrumental Techniques: Strings I
Instrumental Techniques: Strings II
Instrumental Techniques: Brass I
Instrumental Techniques: Brass II
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I
Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds II
Percussion Instruments
Popular Music Techniques
Choral/Instrumental Methods
MUED 419Choral Methods3
or MUED 420 Instrumental Methods
Jazz Improvisation
MUPR 207Beginning Jazz Improvisation1
or MUPR 411 Jazz Pedagogy
Secondary Instrument
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
or MSSN 121 Secondary Instrument Guitar I
or MUED 132 Marching Band Techniques
Total Credits56-57

Physical Education

Required Courses
Physical Education Requirements
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
HPEM 355Assessment and Technology in Health and Physical Education3
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 145Dance in the Schools2
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
PEMJ 200Human Motor Development1
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
PEMJ 351Adapted Physical Education3
Total Credits35

Physical Science

Required Courses
Calculus-based Introductory Physics I and II
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
Intermediate Mechanics
PHYS 210Intermediate Mechanics3
Oscillations, Waves, and Optics
PHYS 220Oscillations, Waves, and Optics3
Intermediate and Advanced Physics Laboratories
PHYS 230Intermediate Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 330Advanced Physics Laboratory4
Statistical and Thermal Physics
PHYS 320Statistical and Thermal Physics3
Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 340Electricity and Magnetism3
Modern Physics or Quantum Mechanics4
PHYS 360Modern Physics3
or PHYS 464 Quantum Mechanics
Collateral Courses
Mathematics
MATH 122Calculus I4
or AMAT 120 Applied Calculus A
MATH 221Calculus II4
or AMAT 220 Applied Calculus B
MATH 222Calculus III4
Introductory Chemistry8
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
Organic Chemistry
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
Additional Chemistry or Biochemistry Course
Complete one 2-3 credit Chemistry or Biochemistry course.2-3
Total Credits74-75

Social Studies

Select a set of requirements based on your undergraduate major.

History

Undergraduate History
Select 36 credits from the following:36
The Study of History
Connections: Years That Made History
Foundations of Western Civilization
Emergence of European Civilization, 1500-1914
Contemporary Europe, 1914 to the Present
Introduction to African Civilization
Introduction to American Studies
Special Topics in Contemporary American Society in Historical Perspective
Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Early Latin America
Modern Latin America
History of the United States to 1876
History of the United States Since 1876
Modern Japan: A History of Japan From the Meiji Through the Showa
Introduction to Indian Civilization
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Modern Chinese Civilization
Introduction to Modern South Asia
Introduction to World History Since 1500
Race and Ethnicity in United States History
Social History of the United States
Economic History of the United States
History of United States Foreign Relations
U.S. Women’s History
Italian America Past and Present
African American History
Political History of the United States
Communist Revolution in China
Special Topics in History
History Study Abroad
Research Seminar
Feminist Ideas in Western Thought
Early History of New Jersey 1702-89
Historical Geography of the United States
Biography in American History
Women and Migration
American Urban History Since 1880
History of American Workers Since 1860
Medieval European Civilization 450-1350
History of Russia to 1917
Russia Since 1917
Chinese Social History Through Literature
History of Brazil
Women and Gender in the Middle East: Past and Present
Seminar in Latin American History
Capstone in History
Kingdoms in the Sun:Sicily and Southern Italy in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
History of Capitalism in the United States
U.S. Immigration History
Independent Study European History
Independent Study Non-Western History
Independent Study in American History
Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States Since 1880
The Philosophy of History
European Social History
Age of Renaissance, 1350-1517
The Reformation Era, 1500-1650
The Nazi Third Reich
The Holocaust, 1939-1945
Revolutions in Latin American History
Development of Japanese Character and Culture
American Colonial History 1607-1763
American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1828
The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877
The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1920
The Rise and Decline of the New Deal Order: United States Politics and Society, 1920·1980
America in the Sixties: The Crisis of Consensus Liberalism
Internship in History
Special Topics in History
Select 12 credits from at least 3 Social Science disciplines from the following:12
Cultural Anthropology
Physical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Disability Studies, Rights, and Culture
Anthropology of Multicultural America
Cultures of the Middle East
Native North Americans
Anthropology of Globalization
Cultures of South Asia
Anthropology of Conflict and Violence
Non-Western Contributions to the Western World
Cultures of Latin America
The Anthropology of Race
Health and Healing in Cross Cultural Perspective
Urban Anthropology
Historical Archaeology
Applied Anthropology
Archaeology of Ancient Middle America
Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice
Immigration: An Anthropological Perspective
Caribbean Archaeology
The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
The Anthropology of Work
Anthropology of Aging and the Aged
Environmental Anthropology
Experimental Archaeology
Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality
Seminar in Anthropological Theory
Public Archaeology
Special Topics in Anthropology
Communities in Transition
Environment and Community
Community and Health
Building Sustainable Communities
Analyzing Ethnographic Discourse and Interaction
Medical Anthropology
Field Methods: Visual Anthropology
Archaeological Field Methods
Independent Research in Anthropology
Internship in Anthropology
Principles of Geography
Planet Earth
Natural Disasters
Physical Geology
The National Parks and their Geology
Earth and the Environment
Freshman Seminar in Geoscience and Geography
General Oceanography
The Human Environment
Human Geography
World Geography
Geomorphology
Understanding Weather and Climate
Introduction to Sustainability Science
Geology Field Trip
Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
Mineralogy
Hydrology
Earth System History
Introduction to Marine Sciences
Energy, Environment and Society
Geography of East and Southeast Asia
Land and Life in Latin America
Principles of Land Use
Introduction to American Urban Studies
Urban Georgraphy
Energy Transitions: A Global Dependence
Climatology
Structural Geology
Environmental Field Methods
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment
Igneous Metamorphic Petrology
Economic Geology
Environmental Geochemistry
Fluvial Geography
Geohydrology
Hydroclimatology
Sedimentology
Principles of Soil Science
Invertebrate Paleobiology
Geoarchaeology
Oceanography
Environmental Policy
Geopolitics
World Resources and Industries
Geography of Europe
Historical Geography of the United States
Geography of New Jersey
Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa
Geography of the Middle East
Transportation
Urban Field Studies
Managing the Urban Environment
Urbanization and Environment
Research Methods
Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies
Geo-Ecology
Sustainability Science Seminar
Meteorology
Field Geology
Special Topics in Advanced GIScience
Senior Seminar in Geographic Information Science
Organic Geochemistry
Stratigraphy
Coastal Marine Geology
Field Methods in Oceanography
Environmental Law
Environmental Economics
Problems in Urban Geography
Urban Planning
Senior Seminar in Urban Study (Urban Studies Internship)
Independent Study in Geography
Internship
Honors Research
Independent Study in Geoscience
Special Topics in Earth and Environmental Studies Seminar
Senior Seminar Geography
Senior Seminar in Earth and Environmental Science
Special Topics in Earth and Environmental Studies
Introduction to Economics
Applied Macroeconomics
Applied Microeconomics
Economics and Finance for Non-Business Majors
Fundamental Mathematics for Economics
Collective Bargaining: Theory and Practice
Managerial Economics
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
Economic History of the United States
The Economics of Social Problems
Economics of Professional Sports
Financial Economics
Special Topics in Economics
Money and Banking
Economic Growth and Development
Public Finance
Urban and Regional Economics
Labor Economics
Development of Economic Thought
Quantitative Methods for Economics
Latin American Environments and Economies in a Global Framework
Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
International Economics
Applied Econometrics
Economics Independent Study
Comparative Economic Systems
Economic Development of Sub-Saharan Africa
Economics of Industrial Organization
Strategic Thinking and Game Theory
Economics of National Security
Business Forecasting and Analytics
Economics of Natural Resources and Global Warming
Economics Of Energy And Environmental Policy
Advanced Seminar in Economics
Advanced Seminar in Economics: Honors I
Advanced Seminar in Economics: Honors II
Seminar in International Economic Geography
Real Estate Internship
Economics Independent Study
Introduction to Politics
American Government and Politics
Freshman Seminar in Political Science and Law
Comparative Politics
International Relations
International Organizations
Government and Politics of Africa
Introduction to Public Administration
Government and Politics of China and Japan
American Foreign Policy
Women in Politics
Ethnic Politics in America
Urban Politics
Essentials of Political Thought
American Party System
Public Opinion and Pressure Groups
Politics of Development and Modernization
State and Local Government
Campaign Politics
American Political Thought
Public Personnel Administration
Governmental Budgeting
Black Politics in America
The Internet, Politics Public Policy
Seminar in Campaign Politics
Urban Administration
The American Congress
The American Presidency
Politics and Film
Law in Society: Civil Law
Law in Society: Criminal Law
American Constitutional Law: The Federal System
American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
American Public Policy
Food and Politics
Narco-Terrorism
Animal Rights: Law, Politics and Culture
U.S. Immigration: Law and Politics
Special Topics in Political Thought
Politics of Science Fiction
Theories of Political Economy
Contemporary Western European Politics
Government and Politics of India and South Asia
Government and Politics of Latin America
Government and Politics of the Middle East
Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States
Comparative Legal Perspectives: Israel and the United States
Intelligence and National Security
International Relations in Asia
Politics and Morality of War
War and International Security
Global Environmental Politics
Directed Study
Special Topics in Political Science
Seminar and Internship in Political Science
Politics of Federal Bureaucracy
Seminar and Internship in Public Administration I
Seminar and Internship in Public Administration II
Polling in the U.S
International Law
Globalization and Security
Political Science Washington, D.C., Internship
Honors Seminar-Political Science
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Theory and Application
Educational Psychology
Child Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Introduction to Psychological Research
Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology
Children's Rights and Child Advocacy
Psychology of Adjustment
Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
Psychology of Aggression
Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
Hispanic/Latino Psychology
Psychology of the Black Experience
Psychology and Law
Psychology of Women
Psychological Aspects of Aging
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application
The Teaching of Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Health Psychology
Social Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Psychology Of Work: Personnel Psychology
Psychology 0f Work: Organizational Psychology
Perception
Psychological Anthropology
Introduction to Psychological Testing
Cognition
Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
Developmental Psychology I
Forensic Psychology
Psychological Foundations of Personality
Human Learning and Memory
Psycholinguistics
Comparative Animal Behavior
Clinical Psychology
Motivation
History and Systems of Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
Systems of Psychotherapy
Special Topics in Psychology
Independent Study I: Research
Independent Study II: Research
Psychology Honors I
Psychology Honors II
Introduction to Sociology
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of the Family
Individual and Society
Social Problems
Foundations of Sociological Inquiry
Men and Masculinities
Sociology of Technology
Sociology of Sports
Sociology of Aging
Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations
Sociology of Conflict and Violence
Statistics for Social Research
Cooperative Education in Sociology
Sociological Research Methods I
Sociological Research Methods II
Large Scale Organizations
Sociology of Work and Professions
Sociology of Health and Illness
Directed Independent Research
Urban Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis
Environmental Justice
Social Inequality
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Population
Political Sociology
Sociology and Social Work
Social Change in a Global World
Religion, Culture, and Society
Senior Project
Sociology of Emotions
Deviance and Social Control
Sociology of the Mass Media
Social Movements
Special Topics in Sociology
Sociology of Law
Sociology of Sexuality
Sociology of Gender
Total Credits48

Anthropology

Undergraduate Anthropology
Select 36 credits in undergraduate ANTH courses36
Select 12 credits in undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48

Economics

Undergraduate Economics
Select 36 credits of undergraduate ECON courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48

Geography

Undergraduate Geography
Select 36 credits of undergraduate Geography courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48

Political Science

Undergraduate Political Science
Select 36 credits of undergraduate POLS courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48

Psychology

Undergraduate Psychology
Select 36 credits of undergraduate PSYC courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48

Sociology

Undergraduate Sociology
Select 36 credits of undergraduate SOCI courses36
Select 12 credits of undergraduate HIST courses12
Total Credits48
 

Spanish

Required Courses
SPAN 241Fundamentals of Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 242Spanish Composition and Stylistics3
SPAN 343Introduction to Spanish Phonetics3
SPAN 348Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPAN 349Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies3
SPAN 361Voices of the Past and Present: Spain3
SPAN 363Voices of the Past and Present: Latin America3
SPAN 410Advanced Spanish Grammar3
SPAN 374Cultural Studies: Spain3
or SPAN 376 Cultural Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean
Electives
Select three of the following:9
Special Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature
Spanish Study Abroad
Spanish Film and Fiction
Contemporary Spanish Novel
Spanish Poetry and Drama of the 19th Century
Spanish Prose of the 19th Century
Contemporary Spanish Theater
The Latin American Essay and Crónica
Short Stories and Cross-Cultural Processes in the Spanish-Speaking World
Poetics of Resistance in Hispanic Poetry
Negotiating Identity and Power in the Hispanic Novel
El Quijote
Scripts and Stages: Hispanic Theater and Performance
The Drama of the Golden Age
Senior Seminar
Contemporary Trends in the Spanish-American Novel
Puerto Rican Literature and Thought
Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film
Independent Study
Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12
Total Credits36

Teaching English as a Second Language

Required Courses
APLN 500Language and Linguistics3
or LNGN 210 Introduction to General Linguistics
APLN 524Advanced Structure of American English3
or LNGN 220 Structure of American English
APLN 502Sociolinguistics3
or LNGN 230 Language in Society
APLN 532Language and Culture in Minority Education3
or LNGN 245 Language and Culture
APLN 504Syntax3
or LNGN 300 Syntax
Select two of the following:6
Phonetics and Phonology
Phonetics
Phonology
Select one of the following:3
Semantics and Pragmatics
Semantics
Pragmatics
Select four of the following:12
Discourse Analysis
Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Dialectology
Bilingualism
History of the English Language
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Pragmatics
Principles of Discourse Analysis
Principles of Second Language Learning
Language and the Mind
Special Topics in Linguistics
Independent Study
Psycholinguistics
Total Credits36