Certification in Early Childhood P-3

DEGREE OFFERED 

Certification with P-3 Endorsement

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 30
Spring:   December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is designed for certified teachers; this program fulfills requirements for endorsement as teacher of preschool through third grade (P-3) in the State of New Jersey. 

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*
  • Initial New Jersey instructional certificate
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Passing score on the Early Childhood Content Knowledge PRAXIS (5025)
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 24 credits required for certification
  • Completion of an early childhood edTPA portfolio
     
REQUIRED COURSES – 24 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 & 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
EC 5222 Assessment Strategies for Learning 3 credits

TOTAL OF 24 CREDITS TO COMPLETE CERTIFICATION

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

DR. ANTHONY PITTMAN
Hennings Hall Room 443
T. 908.737.3750
coe@kean.edu

 

 

Updated 4.24.18