QUEST Elementary (BA/MAT) B.A. in International Affairs

General Education Requirements (53 credits)

College Competencies (24 credits)
                        ENWR1101   Academic Writing
                        ENWR1102   Academic Research & Writing
                        Speech/Professional Communication
                        Quantitative Analysis
                        MATH1101    Comprehensive Mathematics
                        Math or Technology or Statistics
                        Ethical and Moral Analysis:
                        POLS2606   Ethics and Politics
                        Scientific Analysis
 Liberal Arts Distribution  (21 credits)
                        Social and Behavioral Sciences 
                        PSYC1101    General Psychology
                        PSYC2204    Child Development (or)
                        PSYC3305    Adolescent Growth & Dev
                        Art and Culture
 University Requirements (8 credits)
                        UNIV1001   Transitioning to University Life
                        UNIV1002   Preparing for Professional Life
                        UNIV2001   Cross-cultural Perspectives 
                        UNIV2002   Global Issues

Major Requirements (36 credits)

Major Courses (15 credits)

POLS1102     Geography & World Issues
POLS2204     International Relations II
POLS2212     International Law
POLS2231     Comp. Government & Politics
POLS3313     Political Science Seminar (or)
POLS4875     Honors in Political Science

1Major Elective Courses (21 credits)

Free Electives1 (1 credit)
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
EDUC6818*  Language Dev & Literacy I
EDUC6819*  Language Dev & Literacy II

Year 4

EDUC3404    Field Experience IV
EDUC6820*  Problem-Based Strats in Elem Edu
EDUC6893*  Evaluation and Measurement in Education
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution

* Graduate Education Courses

For secondary (additional ) certification, student should take 2 American History courses and 1 additional history (total 15 Credits)

Note: please refer to the International Studies major check sheet for the specific general education and major requirements

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 120 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 who have not taken a biology, hygiene, physiology or substance abuse course must take the State approved Health Examination to fulfill this certification requirement. 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  (3)
EDUC6575 Apprenticeship Teaching (6)
EDUC6825 Apprenticeship Teaching Seminar (2)
EDUC7812 Final Project (2-3)
Electives per advisor’s recommendation (6)
EDUC6584 Computer as Teacher’s Aide (3)

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., substitute PSYC3305 Adolescent Growth & Development for PSYC2204 Child 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.