UTEP is a 30-credit course of study that leads to a NJ teacher certification.  Our courses are organized into four clusters.  In Cluster I, you will study the foundations of education, issues in urban education, and adolescent development.  You  will have opportunities to understand educational techonologies, research and assessment in our Cluster II courses.  In Cluster III, you will investigate curriculum design and effective pedagogical practices. Finally, in Cluster IV, you will hone in on your classroom teaching practices.

Entry Requirements:

  1. A declared major that matches one of the areas of certification (See our Areas of Certification page for more information.)
  2. Two English composition courses with a minimum grade of "B in each
  3. A minimum grade of  "B" in the course Social Foundations of Education
  4. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  5. Minimum 3.0 GPA in declared major
  6. Passing score on Praxis CORE Academic Test*

*For information on the Praxis CORE exam, visit: ets.org/praxis/core/content/

The NJ Department of Education waives this requirement for applicants with at least:

SAT score of 1660 combined (critical reading, writing, math); ACT score of 23; GRE scores of 4.0 analytical writing and combined 310 quantitative and verbal.

Make Your Mark. Become a Teacher.

Students from NCAS and UC and from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are able to apply to UTEP twice a year.  Application deadlines are April 1st for fall admission and November 1st for spring admission.

The application and instructions are accessible through the “UTEP Application” site on Blackboard to students enrolled in Social Foundations of Education. Should you have any questions contact our Administrator, Ms. Danilsa Ynfante, at 973.353.3528.