Brookdale offers the following degrees and certificates in Education; click on any degree to read more in our online catalog.

Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary Education Option, Education, A.A.

This option prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education teaching certifications. In addition, many courses prove relevant to the needs of parents and professionals from other fields. Students in this option take courses in education theory and practice and field observations coupled with the general studies required for a successful transfer. Students are introduced to the foundations of education, organization, and structure of school systems, teaching the exceptional child, inclusion education, literacies: emergent and content areas, effective teaching techniques, and technology integration in teaching and learning. Students explore professional opportunities in business and industry. The courses offered in this option need to be taken in consultation with a College counselor.

Education Program, Early Childhood Education Option, A.A.

This option prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue preschool through third grade P-3 teaching certification. In addition, many courses prove relevant to the needs of parents and professionals from other fields. Students in this option take courses in education with required field experiences, coupled with general education studies required for successful transfer. Students are introduced to: the variety of early childhood education programs and constructs, inclusion education, teaching the exceptional child, emergent literacies, diversity in early childhood education, play based instruction, and professional opportunities in early childhood education. Students explore early childhood professional opportunities in business and industry. The courses offered in this option need to be taken in consultation with a College counselor.

Education, A.S.

This degree is designed for students seeking careers as teachers of STEM education.  STEM program choices vary by specific content area.  Content area choices include mathematics and sciences relevant to professional teacher career opportunities, and technology.  A basic foundation for teaching and learning through relevant Education coursework and classroom observation completes this program option.  Candidates must earn an overall grade point average of a B or better to transfer the two majors into an upper division teacher licensing program.  Candidates must also pass the Praxis Core examinations in Mathematics, Reading and Writing skills prior to acceptance into the New Jersey teacher licensing program at the university level.  Recommended Education AS STEM course sequences are provided to guide candidates through the program.

Teacher Assistant A.A.S.

This program is designed for students who wish to enter the field of education in a support role of Teacher Assistant. Coursework completes classroom management training and program support concepts for employment opportunities in the New Jersey public or private school systems.

Technical Education, A.A.S.

This program is designed for career and technical education alternate route teachers in the Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Program (CTETPP) seeking to earn college credit for the CTETPP curriculum and apply the credit toward completion of an Associate’s degree. CTETPP curriculum prepares individuals for continuous employment as teachers in New Jersey’s career and technical education programs. CTETPP students with prior technical work experience and apprenticeship may be granted up to 13 college credits from training programs approved by the American Council on Education, or other agencies that convert training to college credit and apply those credits toward this degree.


 

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