How will Rider prepare you for your first teaching job? We'll start with 700 hours of direct classroom and teaching experience in every imaginable setting … faculty with exceptional connections … and job search support from a specialized education career counselor.
See the successes of recent education graduates in the sampling below.
Education Majors Offered at Rider
Rider’s education programs prepare tomorrow’s educators for the changing needs of students from kindergarten to high school.
English (Literature & Writing)
History / Social Sciences
Current Positions Held
Rider education grads are known for their quality preparation, often receiving their first job offers from school districts where they completed their student teaching practicum.
Recent Rider education graduates can be found working in nearly every school district in New Jersey — and beyond.
Graduate & Professional Schools
A Rider education degree is an excellent foundation for graduate study in education, counseling, administration and leadership. Education alumni are now pursuing advanced degrees at:
Study Abroad Opportunities
Rider’s short-term study abroad experiences during winter and summer session make it especially easy for education majors to travel the world — and stay on track for graduation. Recent education graduates journeyed to these countries while attending Rider.
Average salary reported for education majors (NJ) in 2014
Source : National Education Association (nea.org), National Center for Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov), 2014
For the last three years, Rider education majors have been among those selected as New Jersey's Distinguished Student Teacher of the Year.
Rider holds the highest accreditation possible in teaching from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It offers graduates added value and recognition nationwide when seeking employment or admission to graduate study.
Average GPA at graduation.
The number of undergraduate degree recipients who became eligible for teacher certification in the states in which they applied.