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Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs

Our postbaccalaureate teacher certificate programs are designed to equip practicing teachers and those interested in teaching to meet the complex opportunities, challenges, and needs of diverse students and urban communities. 

The Urban Education department at Rutgers University-Newark offers several postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs: a non-traditional general Urban Education program, two English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, and two Bilingual/Bicultural programs. These programs are tailored for a wide audience, whether you have or have not completed a formal teacher preparation program. 

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Our Programs

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 Why Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark?

Rutgers University-Newark is the most diverse campus in the United States and an ideal place to study the dynamic and culturally-rich field of Urban Education.

As an anchor institution in the city of Newark, New Jersey, we remain committed to serving, building, and strengthening partnerships with urban schools and communities. Additionally, we are ideally and conveniently located near several hubs of transportation - with access to bus and light rail transportation via New Jersey Light Transit and high-speed rail transportation via Newark Penn Station - making our campus location easily accessible to those in and around New Jersey.