Graduate Education and Human Services - How to Apply
View admission requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply for graduate education and human services students.
Graduate Financial Aid Resources
Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.
University Partner Educational Benefits
Are you the employee of a Rider University partner organization? You may qualify for discounted tuition. Search our list of university partnerships.
Rider offers a streamlined program of professional studies that combines the best of theory, research, and practice.
- Take two or three courses per semester with classes in the late afternoon or evening.
- Student teach full-time in your last semester.
- Meet the requirements to receive a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing.
- Transfer all of your certification credits (21 -24 credits) from the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program into the 30-credit Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.
Certificates and endorsements explained
Initial teaching certification is the first step while additional certifications, endorsements and degrees add qualifications to an existing license.
Tuition benefits for state employees
Rider University is proud to partner with The State of New Jersey and give back to educators by offering a tuition discount and additional benefits to eligible employees, as well as their immediate family members under the age of 24, for undergraduate or graduate study. Other partners include Trenton Public Schools, Freehold Borough Schools, Hopewell Valley Regional School District and Ewing Public Schools.
Professor and Director, Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs
Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling
Bierenbaum Fisher Hall
kpierce [at] rider.edu
Academic Focus: Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education