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Full-Immersion Residency for STEM Teachers

Strong teacher candidates eager to transform STEM education are immersed in elementary classrooms to become effective teachers by working directly with children.  During the nine-month residency program in a local K-5 school, these future teachers learn instructional theory and practice from Rider professors and classroom teachers. This innovative residency program, which is focused on the critical years of STEM education, is a model program of the 100Kin10 movement. For further information, please contact Professor Judith Fraivillig at or 609-895-5496.

Undergraduate STEM Education

Preparation to teach Science or Math is accomplished through a double major.  Elementary and early childhood teacher candidates can select Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Geoscience, Mathematics or Integrated Math & Science (ISM) as the second major.  Secondary education majors can select Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Geoscience or Mathematics as the second major. 

Graduate-Level Teacher Preparation for Secondary Education

Rider’s post-baccalaureate program is suited for college graduates and career changers seeking an initial teaching certificate. The GLTP program is appropriate for applicants who have a proven record of academic performance, are committed to the ideals of the teaching profession, and have the potential to succeed as teachers.