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William Paterson University of New Jersey

Overview

William Paterson University of New Jersey / College of Education is located in Wayne, NJ, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Learning disabilities consultant
(Certificate) Early childhood education
(Certificate) School library media specialist
(Certificate) Elementary education
Master of Education (M Ed) Educational leadership
Master of Education (M Ed) Curriculum and learning
(Certificate) Educational media specialist
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Middle level education
(Certificate) Reading specialist
(Certificate) Teacher of students with disabilities
(Certificate) Middle school education subject area
(Certificate) School supervisor
(Certificate) Elementary education subject area
Master of Education (M Ed) Professional counseling
Master of Arts (MA) Higher education administration
Master of Education (M Ed) Literacy
Master's in Administration of Telecommunications (MAT) Elementary education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Secondary education
(Certificate) School principal

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 136

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE/MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Exit interview (for some programs); practicum/internship; minimum GPA of 3.0 (for some programs); exit portfolio (for some programs)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

347
Applied
302
Accepted
226
Enrolled
87%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st March 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE/MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75; teaching certificate; essay; interview; 2 letters of recommendation; personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

553
Total Graduate Students
86%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
13%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.65%
Black or African American 8.68%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.99%
Unknown 1.45%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Faculty

58
Total faculty
Full-time - 37
Part-time - 21
Male (17)
Female (41)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Code switching and creative writing, language instruction, teacher evaluation, preschools, history of educational theories
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
311,226

Location & Contact

Address 300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ  07470-8420
United States
Contact Dr. Dorothy Feola
Dean
Email: feolad@wpunj.edu
Phone: 973-720-2138
Fax: 973-720-3647