All teacher candidates major in one of the disciplines approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. The approved areas of certification with corresponding majors from Rutgers-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are found in the below table. 


Area of Certification Major at Rutgers-Newark Major at NJIT
Biological Science Biology Biology
Chemistry Chemistry  Chemistry of Biochemistry
Earth Science Geology or Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences
English English Communication & Media
Mathematics Mathematics or Applies Mathematics Mathematical Sciences
Physical Science Physics major and Chemistry or Chemistry major and Physics minor Applied Physics
Portuguese  Portuguese N/A
Social Studies History; Political Science History or Science, Technology, & Society
Spanish Spanish N/A
Technology Education N/A Technology Education