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Teacher Education Cohort Programs

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Two education studentsWelcome to the School of Education, where we offer Teacher Education Cohort Programs geared toward working professionals interested in preparing for a rewarding career as an elementary and/or special education practitioner. These degree-completion programs are designed to fit your particular needs and busy schedule. With multiple locations and a Felician/Franciscan values-based curriculum, Felician offers you the chance to earn a degree without putting your life on hold.

You will take two eight-week sessions during each traditional semester, earning six credit hours in each session and approximately 12 credits per semester. You have the option to earn a degree in Elementary Education K-6 with tracks in P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities with an English co-major and 5-8 Endorsement. Cohort programs are located at Sussex County Community College and at our Rutherford campus.

Program Highlights

  • Attend class two nights per week.
  • Tuition reduced approximately 30% from traditional Felician tuition rate.
  • Build a supportive network and a sense of team and community with members of your cohort.
  • If you have already earned college credits or an associate degree through another institution, you may be able to transfer those credits to Felician College.

As a testament to Felician's dedication in preparing future teachers for the teaching positions, all education majors are placed in weekly elementary education field settings. During these field settings, highly qualified and dedicated teachers mentor students in order to learn classroom management techniques, differentiating instruction strategies, and instructional assessment methods. Students must complete a total of four field placements beginning with:

  • EDU 290 – Transition into Teaching
  • EDU 302 – Junior Field
  • EDU 304 – Junior Practicum
  • EDU 400 – Senior Field

Student Teaching

After the field classes are completed, full-time student teaching takes place five days a week for 15 weeks. Prior to enrolling in EDU 400–Senior Field, you must pass the appropriate Praxis Exam. Once you successfully pass the Praxis exam, you must send your test results to Felician College and bring a copy to your teacher education advisor. Students will then be eligible to apply for student teaching once all outstanding courses are completed.

After successful completion of the Teacher Education Cohort Program and student teaching, the certification officer will assist you in obtaining your professional credentials.


André Gleaton
Coordinator of Cohort Programs
School of Education
Sammartino Hall, First Floor
(201) 559-3316