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Teacher Education Certification (TEC)

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Reach your goal of starting a career in teaching or advancing your teaching career.

Students in Teacher Education Certificate ClassThe Felician Teacher Education Certification (TEC) program is ideal for those who already hold a bachelor's degree. To be eligible for New Jersey teacher certification you must hold a bachelor's degree, complete a New Jersey Teachers certification program and pass the required examinations. 

Completion of the program will enable you to meet the requirements necessary to:
  • attain an initial New Jersey State Department of Education teaching certificate; or,
  • earn additional endorsements (for those who hold an existing New Jersey State Department teaching certificate).

Available Certificate Programs For Initial Certification

  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Elementary Education (K-6) and Pre-School – Grade 3 Endorsement (P-3)
  • Elementary Education (K-6) with a Grade 5-8 Subject Endorsement (English, History, Mathematics, Science)
  • Elementary Education (K-6) and a Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) Endorsement
  • Teacher of Art (K-12)
  • Teacher of Biology (K-12)
  • Teacher of Earth Science (K-12)
  • Teacher of Language Arts/Literacy (K-12)
  • Teacher of Mathematics (K-12)
  • Teacher of Social Studies (K-12)

Available Certificate Programs For Those Who Hold an Existing New Jersey Teaching Certificate

  • Early Childhood – Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 Endorsement (P-3)
  • Grade 5-8 subject-matter Endorsement 
  • Special Education – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) Endorsement

Certificate Program Admission Requirements*

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • At least 60 liberal arts credits at the undergraduate level.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Grade of “B” or better in education and related professional courses is required for transfer credit.
  • Transfer credit for education and related professional courses cannot be older than 10 years.

Required Courses

*Please remember that program requirements are subject to change according to guidelines set forth by the State of New Jersey’s Department of Education.