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MAHWAH, N.J. — The School of Social Sciences and Human Services (SSHS) at Ramapo College of New Jersey will offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education effective Fall 2017.

Students at Ramapo College will now be able to declare a major in Elementary Education toward certification as a classroom teacher in grades K-6.

Students also will have the option to secure Middle School endorsement eligibility in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. This will enable graduates of the program to extend their certification from K-6 to K-8 towards increased marketability. Secondary certification will maintain its eligibility requirements with students majoring in a content that aligns with State of New Jersey regulations for certification.

“I am excited about the initiation of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Elementary Education. Ramapo College faculty and staff look forward to working with students and the K-12 community to ensure the success of this new degree program,” said Dr. C. Rexton Lynn, Assistant Dean for Teacher Education in SSHS.

Program completion requirements (coursework, clinical experience, and practice hours) will change effective September 1, 2017, for the three teaching certification options. Workshops on the new degree program and other aspects of Teacher Education will be scheduled during Fall Semester 2017.  For more information, call the Teacher Education and Certification Program office at 201-684-7050.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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