Education Majors

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.

Business Education
Elementary Education
Early Childhood 
Middle School
Special Education
English as a Second Language
Bilingual Education 

Secondary Education
English (Literature & Writing)

History / Social Sciences

Learn more about Rider's Undergraduate Teacher Education programs

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.

  • Artist, Illustrator, Author and Educator
  • Bilingual Education Teacher
  • Biology Teacher
  • Business Teacher
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Community Director
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Earth and Space Science Teacher
  • Elementary Computer Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Elementary School Counselor
  • English as a Second Language, Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • French Teacher
  • General Science Teacher
  • German Teacher
  • Guidance Counselor
  • High School Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Math Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Physics Teacher
  • Process Administrator
  • School Counselor
  • Senior Scheduler at White House
  • Social Sciences Teacher
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Spanish Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher and School Counselor
  • U.S. History Teacher


Recent Rider education graduates can be found working in nearly every school district in New Jersey — and beyond.

Arlington Public Schools
Bergen Charter Arts & Science
Delaware Valley Regional HS
Evesham Township
Freehold HS
Hopewell Elementary
Jackson School District
Manalapan Englishtown School District
New Horizons in Autism
Watchung Hills HS
Hillsborough Township
Middletown High School North
Robbinsville High School
Scotch Plains School District
West Windsor Plainsboro
White House

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:

Rutgers University
New York University
Teachers College
Drexel University
Rider University
Univ of Pennsylvania

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.

Czech Republic
  • $48,631
    Average salary reported for education majors (NJ) in 2014 
    Source : National Education Association (, National Center for Education Statistics (, 2014

  • #1
    For the last three years, Rider education majors have been among those selected as New Jersey's Distinguished Student Teacher of the Year.

  • Accreditation
    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.

  • 3.47
    Average GPA at graduation.

  • 100%
    The number of undergraduate degree recipients who became eligible for teacher certification in the states in which they applied.

I’m having a positive impact on students.  I’m teaching them real-world skills — life skills they can use to make good choices.

Business Education