May 18, 2021
This degree is designed for students seeking careers as teachers of STEM education. STEM program choices vary by specific content area. Content area choices include mathematics and sciences relevant to professional teacher career opportunities, and technology. A basic foundation for teaching and learning through relevant Education coursework and classroom observation completes this program option. Candidates must earn an overall grade point average of a B or better to transfer the two majors into an upper division teacher licensing program. Candidates must also pass the Praxis Core examinations in Mathematics, Reading and Writing skills prior to acceptance into the New Jersey teacher licensing program at the university level. Recommended Education AS STEM course sequences are provided to guide candidates through the program.
Transfer information: Transfer Resources
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Develop deeper knowledge of content area concepts, principles, and applications that can be applied to content area knowledge and skills when making pedagogical decisions.
- Advance an understanding of school culture and structure; the teacher’s role in the classroom with an emphasis on lesson management and other pedagogical decisions and a sense of how teacher literacy practices effect learning.
- Gain an understanding of the relationships shared with children and families within the community to include cultural diversity, values awareness and communication processes.
- Successfully complete an Education lab experience for 60 hours of volunteer and observation in STEM settings within K-12 districts (public, charter or private) before the end of their sophomore year in order to meet degree and teacher licensing requirements.
General Education 31-33 credits:
As described in the General Education section of the catalog and as identified below:
Career Studies: 9 credits as follows:
Career Studies: 13-17 credits from among one of the following concentrations:
Biology Concentration - 14 credits:
Chemistry Concentration - 13 credits:
Environmental Science Concentration: 16-17:
Additional 8 credits from among the following:
Mathematics Concentration - 16 Credits:
Physics Concentration - 16 credits:
Technology Education Concentration - 16 credits:
Additional 6 credits from among the following:
*EDEC 199/EDUC 199 - Students who have completed EDEC 105 or EDUC 105, with a grade of “B” or better, are required to complete 60 hours of observation in an approved academic setting to ensure transferability of EDEC 105 or EDUC 105 to a four-year institution.
EDEC 199/EDUC 199 is required for licensing and acceptance into university Education programs. The Education Department at Brookdale highly recommends that the field experience be taken while at Brookdale for students wishing to transfer into Teacher Education programs at the university level and for Teacher licensing requirements.
Credits required for degree: 60
Program Code for registration: EDAS
Suggested Sequence - Education A.S. Program
The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.
- Career Studies Credits: 0-5
Semester 3 - Fall Term
- Career Studies Credits: 3-4