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$2,000 scholarship for future educators.

As public school staff shortages continue to increase, Rider encourages students to embark on this rewarding career path by offering a $2,000 annual scholarship award for incoming first year and transfer undergraduate education majors, beginning with the fall 2023 semester. The scholarship is renewable for the lesser of 8 consecutive semesters or completion of an undergraduate education degree.

Teacher builds robot with students.

A strong foundation.

At Rider, you'll find:

  • Mediated field experiences starting in your sophomore year, guided by your professors and cooperating in-school teachers, so you have support every step of the way. 
  • Full-time student teaching opportunities that allow you to graduate with the confidence needed to start your career and/or pursue graduate level education.
  • Support and mentorship from professors who will guide you through your field studies and student teaching.
  • Unique short-term study abroad experiences that allow you to explore teaching techniques from around the world.
  • Specialized tutoring for the Praxis tests (required for teacher certification).
  • Robust career preparation and support. 100% of 2021 graduates are employed full-time or continuing their education. 100% of 2022 graduates were rated "effective" or "highly effective" by their principals. 
  • Opportunity to take advantage of our 20% tuition discount on graduate study through our partnership with The State of New Jersey if employed by a New Jersey public school after graduation. 

Explore our education majors

Both elementary and secondary education majors are invited to enhance their credentials with an addition of a minor. The buildable nature of our programs also allows you to earn your initial certification while pursuing endorsements to teach additional grades or subjects.

Which program interests you?

  • Elementary Education, B.A.
  • Secondary Education, B.A.
  • Early Childhood/Elementary Ed Dual Licensure Program
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education
  • Technology Certificate
  • Middle School Education minor
  • Special Education minor

Why choose Rider

Rider’s teacher education programs hold the highest accreditation possible in teaching from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation is the standard of excellence in teacher preparation.


hours completed by every education major in mediated field experiences & student teaching


of 2022 education bachelor's recipients were rated "effective" or "highly effective" by their principals on their annual summative teaching evaluation


of 2020-21 education bachelor's graduates are employed full-time or continuing their education

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