QUEST Elementary - B.S. in Science (BS/MAT)


Elementary Education - Teaneck Campus

Science Core Requirements (24 credits)

BIOL1251       General Biology I
BIOL1252       General Biology II
BIOL1253       General Biology I Lab
BIOL1254       General Biology I Lab
CHEM1201    General Chemistry I
CHEM1203    General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM1202    General Chemistry II
CHEM1204    General Chemistry Lab II
PHYS2201     Physics Laboratory I
PHYS2202     Physics Laboratory II
PHYS2203     University Physics I
PHYS2204     University Physics II

Science Concentration (16 credits)

Science Electives (12 credits)

Math/Comp Science Requirements (18 credits)

CSCI1105      Survey: Comp & Software
MATH1107     Pre-calculus
MATH1201     Calculus I
MATH2202     Calculus II
Math Electives

Liberal Art/Humanities/Social Science Requirements (24 credits)

BIOL4405       Ethics in Science
ENWR1101    Academic Writing
ENWR1102    Academic Research & Writing
SPCH1105     Public Speaking
HIST1103       U.S. History I
HIST1104       U.S. History II
PSYC1101     General Psychology
PSYC2204     Child Development

University Requirements (13 credits)

FRSH1000   Freshman Seminar
CORE1001   Perspectives on the Individ
CORE2002   American Experience
CORE2003   Cross-cultural Perspectives
CORE3004   Global Issues                        

Elementary Education Courses (30 credits)

Year 1

EDUC1108     Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401     Field Experience I

Year 2

EDUC2209     Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402     Field Experience II
EDUC3309     Seminar in Professional Practice III

Year 3

EDUC3403       Field Experience III
EDUC6618*     Language Dev & Literacy I
EDUC6619*     Language Dev & Literacy II
EDUC6893*     Evaluation and Measurement in Education

Year 4

EDUC3404       Field Experience IV
EDUC6820*     Problem-Based Strats in Elem Edu
EDUC7763*     Human Relations and Conflict Resolution
* Graduate Education Courses

Science Concentrations

Biology (22 credits)

Recommended Courses (8 credits)

BIOL2210 & BIOL2211     Genetics & Lab
BIOL2250 & BIOL2150     Ecology and Field Biology & Lab

Recommended Electives (14 credits)

BIOL1103 & BIOL1113     Human Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab
BIOL1104 & BIOL1114     Human Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab
BIOL2225 & BIOL2226     General Microbiology & Lab
BIOL6900 & BIOL6901     Biology Seminar I, II

Chemistry (22 credits)

Recommended Courses (13 credits)

CHEM2261 & CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry I, II 
CHEM2263 & CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II
CHEM3281     Biochemistry I

Elective Chemistry Courses (9 credits)

Physical Science (29 credits) by advisement :

Chemistry Electives (22 credits)
Physics Electives (7 credits)

  • SCIENCE ELECTIVES: An additional 6 credits of upper division courses in any Science.
  • MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE: Either MATH1109: Geometry Fundamentals or MATH2237: Applied Statistics
  • DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS:  All University students are required to complete one (1) on-line distance learning course during each academic level (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year) of matriculation.
  • A minimum of 128 credits is required for the BS degree; 30 additional graduate credits for the MAT.
Initial Certification
Students must satisfy all core requirements and specific departmental requirements for their liberal arts/science major in order to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree. Students in the QUEST Program must major in a liberal arts/science discipline and will complete 30-31 credits as a concentration in elementary or secondary education. Fifteen of the 30-31 education credits are “dual” credits that count toward the completion of both the BA/BS and the MAT degree. No more than 15 dual credits may be taken as an undergraduate and these are completed during a student’s junior and senior years. A minimum of 128 credits are required to complete a BA/BS degree. Students who are unable to complete the required courses as undergraduates will complete them in year 5, or additional time, if needed. QUEST students who complete 15 graduate credits in their undergraduate program must complete a minimum of an additional 21 graduate credits (total of 36 graduate credits) to earn their Masters degree. All Students enrolled in QUEST must meet at least annually with their QUEST advisor to plan for and review FDU program requirements as well as state certification requirements.  Students must also pass an examination in physiology, hygiene and substance abuse issues. Satisfactory completion of at least 3 credits in biology, health or nutrition may satisfy this requirement with the approval of an advisor. Prior to Apprenticeship Teaching a passing score on the Praxis is required.
QUEST Fifth Year Course Outline Elementary Certification Track

EDUC6743     Introduction to Students with Disabilities School/Community
EDUC6575     Apprenticeship Teaching
EDUC6825     Apprenticeship Teaching Seminar
EDUC7812     Final Project 
Electives per advisors recommendation

* Students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS exam (s) before taking apprenticeship teaching.

During year five, students completing the MAT Degree program may choose electives from one area of specialization, (i.e., ESL, special education, instructional technology); or they may chose from a variety of areas from an approved list subject to approval of the advisor. Students specializing in secondary education may choose up to 6 elective credits. Students seeking dual teacher certification should focus their electives in a specific certification area in addition to their area of specialization.

Students admitted to QUEST in their sophomore year will begin their education specialization courses at the graduate level in the second semester of their junior year. Eligibility for graduate courses in education in Years 3 & 4 will be based upon the following criteria: 3.0 cum GPA, competencies demonstrated by portfolio assessments, and recommendation of faculty advisor.

In order to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching program in 5 years or less, some students may need to take courses in summer and winter sessions in Years 2-5 depending upon their particular program requirements and approval of their QUEST and Liberal Arts/Science advisors.

QUEST students may attend the study abroad program at FDU Wroxton, England in their junior or senior years. Students admitted to QUEST in their sophomore year should plan to attend Wroxton in their senior year unless an appropriate sequence of courses may be planned with the advisor for attendance at Wroxton in their junior year.

Middle School Endorsement: (For those holding elementary certification)
Those individuals desiring to teach on the middle school level (5, 6, 7 and 8) must qualify for elementary school certification with subject matter specialization. In order to do so, the following requirements must be met according to N.J.A.C. 6A:9-92(b)
  1. Hold an elementary school Certificate of Eligibility (CE), Certificate of Eligibility with advanced standing (CEAS) or standard certificate with an elementary school endorsement;
  2. Complete study in the characteristics of young adolescents (e.g., PSYC3305 Adolescent Growth & Development);
  3. Pass the appropriate state test in content area specialization for middle school;
  4. Complete a coherent sequence of courses in , but not limited to, one of the following specializations:
    • 30 credits in a single New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) subject field;
    • 15 credits in the subject fields of mathematics, science, social studies and language arts/literacy;
    • 15 credits in a single world language.