Classroom Instruction - P-3 Certification

DEGREE OFFERED

  • M.A. Early Childhood Education
  • Option:  Classroom Instruction with P-3 Certification

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:       June 30
Spring:  December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Classroom Instruction option with Initial P-3 Certification leads to certification and a master’s degree for liberal arts graduates seeking to become teachers at the pre-school through third grade (P-3). Students who successfully complete Level I are eligible for Provisional Teaching Certification.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Core Academic Skills Test
  • Passing score on the Early Childhood Content Knowledge PRAXIS (5025)
  • Competency in oral and written English communication as evidenced in a departmental interview with a writing sample
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports

PREREQUISITES

  • Students must document sufficient experience in the field or may complete additional hours (minimum of 50 hours in EC5000 and an additional of 175 hours of fieldwork) during Level l of the program prior to taking EC5565: Teaching Practicum and Seminar.  

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Passing score on an early childhood edTPA portfolio
  • 33 credits required for certification
  • 45 credits required for the degree
  • Two semester (six credits) advanced seminar
  • Completion of an early childhood edTPA portfolio
     

LEVEL I: REQUIRED COURSES – 33 CREDITS

EC 5000

Foundations of Early Childhood and Family Studies*

3 credits

EC 5100

Language, Reading and Thought in the Young Child: Theory and Practice*

3 credits

EC 5230

Developmental Theories for Teaching in Early Childhood and Family Studies*

3 credits

EC 5275

Integrated Curriculum Development*

3 credits

EC 5320

Creating Partnerships with Families*

3 credits

EC 5500

Integrating Technology into the Early Childhood Curriculum*

3 credits

EC 5111

Designing and Managing Classroom Environments for Early
Childhood Special Education*

3 credits

EC5222 Assessment Strategies for Learning* 3 credits
EC5565 Teaching Practicum and Seminar*

6 credits

EC5570 Teaching and Learning* 3 credits
  EC5565 and EC5570 are co-requisites.  
NOTE: Certification will be recommended at the completion of Level I coursework as indicated by an asterik (*).
LEVEL II: REQUIRED COURSES – 6 CREDITS
EC 5260
(Prerequisite Successful
Completion of all Level I
courses)

Research in Early Childhood and Family Studies

3 credits

EC 5590
(Prerequisite EC5260)

Theory into Practice: Organization, Interpretation and Integration

3 credits

LEVEL III: RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

(EC 5590 required as prerequisite)

EC 5598

Advanced Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Studies I

3 credits

EC 5599

Advanced Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Studies II

3 credits

TOTAL OF 45 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

DR. MICHAEL SEARSON
J 305D
T. 908.737.0556
msearson@kean.edu

 

Updated 4/25/18