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Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Educators (ISEE)

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Educators (ISEE) is an undergraduate program offered by School of Education that provides a very unique interdisciplinary elementary education program that continues to grow since the program started in 2016.

Students interested in teaching general content subjects at the Elementary (K-6) level are provided with a well-rounded subject matter education. They are prepared with knowledge in mathematics, English, science and social studies, and together with their pedagogical courses become confident and marketable teacher candidates.
Program Distinctiveness

  • Students take courses that are specifically designed for this major and their future teaching.
  • Teacher candidates can become elementary school teachers who have strong content knowledge in all subjects, especially in STEM.
  • Students are provided expert personalized advising to lead to success.
  • Cross-discipline faculty guide students through their studies to ensure job knowledge and growth.
  • Teacher candidates get supervised service learning and Clinical Experience (fieldwork) in all areas to instill confidence and skills in elementary education.
  • Candidates apply their knowledge and expertise in the final Clinical Practice (student teaching), with additional opportunity for teacher residency internship.
  • Capstone course teaches interdisciplinary instruction and fosters a strong understanding and teaching skills for social justice and local & global issues.
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) Endorsement is included in this program.

Program Director & Faculty

Vecihi S. Zambak

Phone:
(732) 263-5762

Photo of Vecihi S. Zambak, Ph.D.

Curriculum Chart

Sequence Chart

Confidence and Marketability

Students interested in teaching the general content subjects of the Elementary (K-6) are provided with a well-rounded subject matter education. They are prepared with knowledge of math, English, science and social studies; and together with their pedagogical courses, become confident and marketable teacher candidates.

Endorsements

The program includes Teachers of Students with Disabilities (TSD) Endorsement for Special Education Certification.

The program meets pre-requisites for the Middle School Certification with Subject Matter: Language Arts/Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in Grades 5-8. No additional courses are needed.

Additional Endorsements in the following are available:

COURSEWORK

Students will take specifically designed courses for this major. Some of these courses include:

ENGLISH

  • Literacy Studies or Literature
  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Theory and Practice of Writing

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Economics for Social Sciences
  • Western Civilization
  • U.S. History I and II
  • Geography and Political Science
  • Anthropology

SCIENCE

  • Intro to Structure & Function of Living Systems
  • Unity and Diversity of Life
  • Human Biology and Health
  • Physics and Chemistry

MATH

  • Number Systems
  • Algebra Thinking, Probability & Statistics
  • Elementary Geometry
  • Mathematical Problem Solving
ISEE Course Curriculum Graphic Updated for 120 Total Credits for Graduation