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Teacher Education Program
Contact - (201) 684-7627

Director: John A. Mulhern (on leave)
Interim Director: Alex Urbiel
Program Anouncements

Carole Bowman
Ellen Kaiden
Cherrie Kassem
Richard Langheim
Arlene Pincus
Richard Russo
Fran Shapiro-Skrobe
Tilahuan Sineshaw

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About the Program

The Teacher Education Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey is offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services which is fully certified by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Ramapo program is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education under the standards established by the National Association of State Director of Teacher Education and Certification. Teacher preparation candidates are prepared to become student oriented teachers who design high quality learning activities to meet a broad spectrum of learning styles and learning needs.

Ramapo College is located ideally for access to field experience opportunities. Many outstanding urban, suburban, and rural school districts are within a reasonable distance from the college and are most generous in their efforts to support high standards in teacher preparation.

Program Announcements

This page is for posting announcements of importance to students in the Teacher Education Program. Students are encouraged to check here periodically for updates and announcements effecting the TE program.

Posted 4/29/03:
Fall 2003 Freshmen seeking Elementary Certification: To satisfy your General Education Science/Math requirements you many register for Integrated Math-Physical Science SINT 101 (4 credits). This is the first of three courses designed to give our pre-service elementary teachers an edge in a very competitive job market. Contact Dr. Richard Russo in D-212 for more information.

Posted 4/28/03:
If you have registered for MEDU 315 or MEDU 443, your placement paperwork is due in the Placement Office by May 1, 2003. If you do not get your paperwork in by then you will have to find your own placement. Paperwork can be picked up in G-404.

Posted 4/21/03:
If you plan on student teaching in Fall 2003 please attend ONE of the orientation programs scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, 2003. The first is at 1 pm and the second is at 5 pm. Both will be held in G-404.

Posted 4/3/03:
If you are registering for MEDU 315 or MEDU 443 for the Fall 2003 Semester please pick up the following items in the Teacher Education Office when requesting your permit:

  • Information Sheet (to be filled out immediately and left at office)
  • Information Sheet on MEDU 315 and MEDU 443
  • Student Field Experience Handbook

Please remember that MEDU 315 and MEDU 443 cannot be taken at the same time and need to be taken in order.

Posted 2/19/03:
If you need placement for Student Teaching in Fall 2003, paperwork MUST be submitted by March 15, 2002.  There will be no exceptions to this deadline.  Please see Pat Dicker for necessary paperwork.

Substitute License (Posted 1/9/03)
Students who have completed 60 credit hours are strongly encouraged to apply for their substitute licenses. This will help facilitate your required school placements. Please see Pam Marcus in G-147, ext. 7885 for information on how to do this.

Requirement Update (Posted 1/10/03)
Please note: If you are registered for either MEDU 315 Principles and Practices of Teaching or MEDU 443 Teaching for Effective Learning observation hours are required IN ADDITION to your classroom time at Ramapo College. The school district that you are to observe in must not be the town that you reside in. The school that you observe in cannot be one that you graduated from. If you have children, you cannot observe in a school that they attend. You should be observing a state certified teacher in a grade from K-12.

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