P-3 CE Alternate Route

DEGREE OFFERED

  • Non-Degree
  • Option: P-3 CE Alternate Route

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:       June 1
Spring:  December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Alternate Route program is designed for non-education bachelor’s degree holders who wish to become school teachers.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in liberal arts or sciences
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in a liberal arts discipline*
  • A certificate of eligibility for P-3 certification from the New Jersey Department of Education
  • Passing score on the Early Childhood Content Knowledge PRAXIS (5025)
  • Core Academic Skills Assessment (Praxis Core)
  • Personal Statement
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

*Candidates who graduated prior to 2016 must possess a 2.75 GPA or higher.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 24 credits of classroom coursework required for certification
  • Must be continuously matriculated
  • Must complete a 50-Hour Pre-service Program unless you hold a provisional license
  • All candidates are required to complete a one-year mentoring arranged through their school district before becoming fully certified

CORE KNOWLEDGE– 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 5111 Designing and Managing Classroom Early Childhood Environments for Differential Instruction 3 credits
EC 5222 Assessment Strategies for Learning: Explore and Apply all the Strategies to Promote Learning 3 credits

EC 5230

Developmental Theories for Teaching in Early Childhood & Family Studies

3 credits

EC 5275

Integrated Curriculum Design

3 credits

EC 5320

Creating Partnerships with Families

3 credits

EC 5500 Integrating Technology into the Early Childhood Curriculum 3 credits

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

ELIZABETH SATCHELL
College of Education
Hennings Hall, Room 320
T: 908-737-3880
esatchel@kean.edu

 

Updated 10/25/2017