Bachelor of Education

General

Program Description

Programs*

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Childhood (P-3)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) and Content Area Specialization (5-8)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
  • Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Language Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Earth Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Social Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Music

*All School of Education undergraduate students must additionally fulfill the requirements of a co-major in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art or music.

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Points of Interest

Complete six field internships before you student teach (10 or 12 hours each) totaling 360 hours in real classrooms. In each of these six semesters, you will spend one full day each week (Tuesday) in your internship school:

  • Freshman Year - Catholic school placement
  • Sophomore Year - Special Education placement (one semester) and an urban placement (one semester)
  • Junior & Senior Years - Placements at the level/area of your chosen specialization

Students are involved with tutoring in local schools, some as volunteers and some receive work/study funding.

Praxis review sessions are held each semester to help students prepare for these challenging exams, which lead to teaching certification. An eight-week online Praxis prep course is also required.

Several students have been named as New Jersey Distinguished Student Teachers, most recently, one student in June 2012, one student in June 2013, and one student in June 2014.

Very active Teacher Education Club sponsors several service activities each semester that benefit the University and/or the local community.

An award-winning chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, which sponsors professional development activities each semester that benefit the University, the School of Education, and/or the local community. The local chapter is a supporter of the KDP National Literacy Alive initiative.

Career Opportunities

With a Bachelor of Arts in Education (elementary or secondary) you may pursue a career as:

  • A regular K-12 classroom teacher in the grades that you are certified to teach.
  • A special education teacher of a self-contained, inclusive, or resource room based on the provisions of your elementary or secondary certification.
  • A private tutor.
  • A consultant.
  • A speaker on educational issues.
  • An education trainer for a corporation.

Education Faculty Experience

Full-time faculty members of the School of Education have doctorates and/or extensive experience in their areas of expertise. These areas include:

  • Chief School Administrator, Superintendent of Schools
  • Principal
  • Supervisor
  • Student Personnel Services/Special Education
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities
  • K-12 Reading/Literacy Specialist
  • Teacher of English as a Second Language
  • K-6 Elementary Teacher
  • K-12 Teacher of Music
  • Pre-K – 3 Early Childhood Teacher
  • K-12 Teacher of Social Studies

100% of our 2017 surveyed graduates were either employed or in graduate school six months after graduation.

The average salary of Felician graduates is $50,112.

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Where do our students and alumni find internships and employment?

Looking for an internship opportunity? Here is where our students have interned while at Felician:

  • Disney World
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Irish Repertory Theatre
  • New York Red Bulls Soccer Club
  • Pepsi Company
  • Prudential Financial
  • United Nations

Here is a sampling of where our Felician graduates are employed:

  • American International Group (AIG)
  • AT&T
  • Dupont
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Teachers in the area New Jersey schools
Last updated October 2019

About the School

Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the country, and the only one in New Jersey. We’ve built our reputation with an emphasis on se ... Read More

Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the country, and the only one in New Jersey. We’ve built our reputation with an emphasis on service and respect for humanity, as was the dream of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska - the foundress of the Felician Sisters more than a century ago. Even today, we strive to represent those values in everything we do. Read less