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Accelerated Teacher Education Cohort Program
Felician University's School of Education offers Teacher Education Cohort Programs geared toward working professionals interested in preparing for a rewarding career as an elementary and/or special education practitioner. These degree-completion programs are designed to fit your particular needs and busy schedule. With multiple locations and a Felician/Franciscan values-based curriculum, Felician offers you the chance to earn a Bachelor’s degree without putting your life on hold.
You have the option to earn a degree in Elementary Education K-6 with tracks in P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities with an English co-major and 5-8 Endorsement. Students can earn their degree at Sussex County Community College or at Felician’s Rutherford campus. Some classes are available in the evenings, on Saturdays, and online. Students can choose to enroll full or part time.
Through the cohort, students build a supportive network and a sense of team and community with other members. In addition to networking within your cohort, all education majors are placed in weekly elementary education field settings. During these field settings, highly qualified and dedicated teachers mentor students in order to learn classroom management techniques, differentiating instruction strategies, and instructional assessment methods.
Students in the cohort program attend class two nights per week and receive an approximate 30% discount from the traditional Felician tuition rate. Each semester consists of two eight-week sessions worth 12 credits in total. If you have already earned college credits or an associates degree from another institution you may be transferable.
After field classes are completed, students begin a full-time clinical internship that takes place five days a week for 15 weeks. Prior to enrolling in EDU 400–Senior Field, you must pass the appropriate Praxis Exam. Once you successfully pass the Praxis exam, you must send your test results to Felician University and bring a copy to your teacher education advisor. Students will then be eligible to apply for a clinical internship once all outstanding courses are completed.
After successful completion of the Teacher Education Cohort Program and your clinical internship, the certification officer will assist you in obtaining your professional credentials.
Admission to this program is on a rolling basis. Other information about the admission process can be found on our Adult Undergraduate Admissions page. If you have any questions, contact our Coordinator of Cohort Programs, André Gleaton.
Felician University’s Undergraduate Teacher Education Cohort Program is a convenient option for those looking to earn the credentials to become a teacher while still working. Request more information today!