Health Sciences with Teacher Certification in Health Education, B.S.
(minimum 59 credits)
Completion of this major prepares one to assume the responsibilities of a health education teacher who is certified to teach health in grades K–12 in of New Jersey. Continued study may include a master’s degree in education, health education, health science, and public health.
Various discipline-specific concentrations that will prepare students for multiple fields of employment or areas of additional undergraduate/graduate study are noted below. Course requirements for each concentration are explained in detail. The requirements for graduation, in addition to completion of the major area, are listed on "Undergraduate Degree Requirements."
Admission to the education certification program requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0. Eligibility for teacher certification by the New Jersey Department of Education is dependent upon completion of the curriculum requirements of a certification program, a passing score on the Praxis exam, and the minimum CGPA that is in effect by at the time a graduate’s application for certification arrives at the New Jersey Department of Education. Passing scores on the Praxis CORE, or 1100 or higher on the SAT (560 on verbal and 540 on math), or 23 or higher on each section of the ACT, or 311 or higher on the GRE (155 verbal and 156 quantitative). Passing scores on the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators Tests, as of 9/1/15: Math Test #5732 Passing Score 150; Reading Test #5712 Passing Score 156; Writing Tests #5722; Passing Score 162. For more information, visit https://www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements. Note: For the most up to date information on this teaching certification program, students are directed to contact the College of Education as changes may have occurred since is writing.
All Teacher of Health students must achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA in all major courses. Students unable to maintain this criteria will be dismissed from the major.
The requirements for admission to this degree track are a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0
Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits at NJCU before declaring a major.
|Required Courses (39 SH)|
|HLTH 205||Public Health Aspects of Nutrition||3|
|HLTH 206||Substance Abuse||3|
|HLTH 210||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|HLTH 211||Consumer Health||3|
|HLTH 301||Health Counseling||3|
|HLTH 302||Mental Health||3|
|HLTH 303||Environmental Health||3|
|HLTH 305||Safety Education & First Aid||3|
|HLTH 415||Family Living & Sex Education||3|
|HLTH 434||School & Community Health||3|
|HLTH 505||Contemporary Methods, Materials and Evaluation in Driver Education||3|
|SPEC 250||Psychological & Educational Needs of the Exceptional Child||3|
|PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE (29SH)|
|LTED 230||Focus: Reading Language & Literacy||3|
|EDU 280||Challenges in Urban Education||3|
|EDU 330||Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning||3|
|EDU 331||Educational Field Experience II||1|
|HLTH 418||Methods and Curriculum in Health Education||3|
|NOTE: All the above courses listed in the Professional Education sequence must be taken prior to the internship sequences listed below.|
|EDU 485||Classroom Management and Assessment Internship Seminar||2|
|HLTH 411||Health Education/Internship||8|
|NOTE: Students planning to take EDU 331 & HLTH 411 must apply one full semester in advance through the Health Science Department.|
|PSYC 150||Developmental: Birth Through Adolescence||3|
|or PSYC 152||Development Adolescence to Adulthood|
|WGST 110||Diversity and Difference: Identities, Communities, and Cultures||3|