Department of Teacher Education Subject-Matter Education (K-12) B.A. in Education

Department of Teacher Education Subject-Matter Education (K-12) B.A. in Education

B.A. in Education-Subject Matter Education (P-12)

Raymond Foley, Ed.D.
Program Coordinator
Herman D. James Hall
(856) 256-4500 x53077

Nadia Rahin
Program Advisor for BA/BA English and World Languages (Spanish), and History and 4+1 Combined Advanced Degree English, History, World Language and Theater                      
Herman D. James Hall
(856) 256-4664

Transfer Advisor
Michalina Zelazny, MA
Academic Advisor 
College of Education Advising Center, Herman D. James Hall
(856) 256-4023


The Dual Degree Program in Subject Matter Education (SME) provides graduates with a B.A. degree in their field of study (English, History, or Spanish), a separate B.A. degree in Education, and New Jersey teacher certification (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing). The Program includes both the New Jersey state-mandated full year of clinical practice (student teaching) and preparation for a required education teacher performance assessment (edTPA).

B.A. in Education

Specialization: P-12 Subject-Matter Education

SME Dual Major Clinical Practice:


Praxis Information

All candidates must pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test.   The Core Test  consists of three sub-tests: Reading Test (Test Code 5713): Passing Score =156; Writing Test (Test Code 5723): Passing Score =162; Math Test (Test Code 5733): Passing Score =150 . These three sub-tests are typically taken together and the combined test code for all three is 5752.

The Praxis II Test, now called the Praxis Subject Assessment, is discipline specific and each Subject Assessment test has a different passing score.  Passing Praxis II scores must be submitted with a student’s Clinical Practice Application.  For information on passing scores go to

edTPA Information:

edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) assesses the teacher candidate’s ability to plan lessons, deliver instruction, and assess student learning in their clinical practice classroom. This culminating performance assessment, scored externally, consists of an electronic portfolio containing a variety of artifacts and evidence to demonstrate competence in these three areas.  For additional information, please see the following site:

The edTPA assessment is required by New Jersey's Department of Education for certification. The state has set the following scoring requirements. For more information please see the following New Jersey Department of Education site:

AY 2019-2020:

  • ​Elementary Education (4 tasks/18 rubrics): Passing Score = 44
  • World Languages (3 tasks/13 rubrics): Passing Score = 32
  • All others (3 tasks/15 rubrics): Passing Score = 37