Dual Enrollment HS
Would you like to earn a New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania High School Diploma and earn up to 30 College Credits at the same time?
Attain a High School Diploma and earn up to 30 college credits at the same time! The DEED (Dual Enrollment EDucation) program allows high school (public and private) and home school students, usually juniors and seniors, to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation in a safe and caring college environment. The DEED Program helps students save both time and money.
Benefits of Enrolling in the DEED Program:
Eligible students include anyone 16 years or older who has not yet earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Each student must complete each course with a grade of C or higher.
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AA General Studies
Start your educational journey
The Associate of Arts degree in General Studies offers students the opportunity to earn a traditional two-year degree in as little as four semesters, depending upon life experience. We offer an Associate’s degree in General Studies which can serve as a pathway into any BA program at Pillar College or as a pathway into a Sociology degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice at a partnering institution.
The General Studies program houses the core curriculum for all matriculated undergraduates at Pillar College. The GE curriculum is mandated by The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and our accrediting associations. As such, students in pursuit of the New Jersey State High School Diploma, an Associate’s degree, or a Bachelor’s degree may be required to complete between 30-60 credits of General Education (GE) courses to qualify for their diploma/degree.
- GE credit: There are a number of cases in which a student’s prior experience can result in the awarding of the GE credits.
- Transfers: Some GE courses can be transferred in from other colleges or acquired through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Additionally, where permitted, course substitutions are accepted.
Ready to get started? Learn more about Pillar’s AA degree benefits and requirements.
BA Elementary Education
Elementary Education K-6
It takes a special calling to be an elementary school teacher. The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is designed for future elementary school educators, kindergarten through sixth grade. Courses are offered and designed for flexible hybrid and online options to help you achieve your goals and meet the demands of busy lifestyles. In this program, you will gain the skills to communicate effectively with diverse learners, particularly in urban school districts, and to promote the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of young minds.
Our degree major provides you with a combination of professional and practical pedagogy and classroom learning experiences needed in a variety of settings.
As a teacher candidate, your experiences include:
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BA Intercultural Communication
Concentrations: Cultural (Latin, Middle Eastern, African, Asian, Caribbean), Urban Ministry, Interdisciplinary (Business/Counseling/Education)
The Pillar College Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communication gives graduates the skills and knowledge to play a key role in an increasingly interconnected and globalized job market. Students learn how to communicate transformational principles in a cross-cultural context, effectively bringing intercultural competence to a variety of life, work, service, and educational settings. The mission-driven program teaches students how to become a sort of cultural bridge, with the ability to navigate cross-cultural contexts with sensitivity and precision.
Benefits of the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communication