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What will I learn?

Teachers of young children must be trained in research-based best practices that support quality teaching and learning. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Education (SOE) offers a QUEST track leading to New Jersey certification in Preschool – Grade 3 (P-3).

Candidates earn a B.A. or B.S. degree in a liberal arts/science major. They begin their graduate studies towards their P-3 certification in their third year and continue with graduate-level advanced coursework to complete both their B.A./B.S. in the chosen major (content area) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree.

Candidates may also earn a second certification in special education through the QUEST dual certification program. The Dual Certification Program must be started no later than the sophomore (2nd) year of the QUEST Program.

Which department am I in?

Peter Sammartino School of Education

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$32,000.00 per year
Start date

24 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 29 August 2022


Peter Sammartino School of Education

1000 River Road,


New Jersey,

07666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school transcripts, or equivalent, are required for admission and will be used to evaluate admission.

For international students

Freshmen entering the QUEST Program are required to have a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater and a minimum of 1080 on the SAT (combined verbal and math). Sophomores and juniors requesting admission to the QUEST Program must have a college/university CGPA of 3.0 or greater.

English proficiency: TOEFL IBT - 70, IELTS - 6.0; ITEP - 3.7, Pearson’s PTE-A – 53.

Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1, Spring (January) Semester: December 1, Summer semester (limited programs): May 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.