UTEP consists of nine primary courses. Each course has been approved by the Rutgers University-Newark course of study committee. The table below shows UTEP's courses with each course title and accompanying course number.
Cluster I: Educational Foundation Courses
Social Foundations of Urban Education (21:300:292)
3 credits – Fall/Spring
*Gateway course: While in this course students apply to UTEP.
Adolescent Psychology and the Urban Experience (21:300:295)
3 credits – Fall
21st Century Urban Educator:
3 concurrent one-credit courses – Spring
1. Limited English Proficiency (21:300:297)
2. Students with Disabilities and Gifted & Talented (21:300:298)
3. Literacy/Reading (21:300:299)
Only teacher candidates that have been accepted to UTEP are allowed to advance in the program.
Cluster II: Developmental Courses
Information and Communication Technology for Secondary Schools (21:300:410 / NJIT ESTS410)
3 credits – Fall
Understanding Educational Evaluation (21:300:390 / NJIT ESTS390)
3 credits – Spring
|Cluster III: Curriculum & Pedagogy Courses||
Curriculum and Instruction (21:300:388)
3 credits - Fall
Seminar (2 credit) with concurrent course Specialized disciplinary content area (1 credit) – Fall
1. Biological Sciences (21:300:359)
2. Chemistry (21:300:360)
3. Earth & Environmental Science (21:300:361)
4. English (21:300:362)
5. History/Social Studies (21:300:363)
6. Mathematics (21:300:364)
7. Physical Science (21:300:365)
8. Physics (21:300:366
9. Portuguese (21:300:367)
10. Spanish (21:300:368)
11. Technology Education (21:300:369)
Methods of Teaching Seminar (21:300:386)
3 credits - Spring
Seminar (2 credit) with concurrent course Specialized disciplinary content area (1 credit)
1. Biological Sciences (21:300:370)
2. Chemistry (21:300:371)
3. Earth & Environmental Science (21:300:372)
4. English (21:300:373)
5. History/Social Studies (21:300:374)
6. Mathematics (21:300:375)
7. Physical Science (21:300:376)
8. Physics (21:300:377)
9. Portuguese (21:300:378)
10. Spanish (21:300:379)
11. Technology Education (21:300:380)
Teacher candidates are screened to ensure they meet the entry requirements for clinical courses.
|Cluster IV: Clinical Courses||
Clinical I: Practicum Seminar (21:300:418)
Practicum Experience (21:300:419)
Co-requisites – Fall Only
Clinical II: Student Teaching Seminar (21:300:487) 3 credits
Student Teaching Experience (21:300:488)
Co-requisites – Spring Only
*Includes Clinical Winter Component (first two weeks in January)
Teacher candidates are eligible to be recommended for NJ teacher certification after the successful completion of all nine courses with a minimum grade of B in each and all the requirements for Clinical II Seminar and Clinical II Field Experience, as well as submission of passing PRAXIS II score and edTPA.
* Early Termination of UTEP: Teacher candidates may be terminated from UTEP for exhibiting unprofessional behavior, and/or for violating the Rutgers University Code of Student Conduct on or off-campus. See the link below for complete details (http://catalogs.rutgers.edu/generated/nwk-ug_current/) as well as the Teacher Candidate Professional Contract for UTEP.
* Students must achieve minimum of a B in all UTEP courses.
* There is a culture course requirement that involves the study of a culture other than the student’s own represented by the urban schoolchildren of New Jersey.
* Plan your course of study early.
* Clusters I, II, and III courses require observation hours outside of class.
* Before taking Clinical I students must take the PRAXIS II in their content area. Information about the PRAXIS II test is located here: www.ets.org/praxis/nj/requirements.
* Prior to taking Clinical II students must pass the PRAXIS II in their content area.
* Complete all UTEP courses before filling for graduation.
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