P-3 Modified Alternate Route

DEGREE OFFERED

  • Non-Degree
  • Option: P-3 Modified 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.  Qualification for this program requires employment by a school district within the alternate route program.  Students must submit proof of employment via an official letter from the school district.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Completion of the 24 clock hour pre-service program
  • Letter of employment from daycare center or school district
  • 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
  • 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 believe their record warrants further review should reach out to the program coordinator to discuss their candidacy.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 15 credits of classroom coursework required for certification
  • Two years of successful teaching at the P-3 level
  • All candidates are required to complete a one-year mentoring arranged through their school district before becoming fully certified

CORE KNOWLEDGE– 15 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 Design

3 credits

EC 5320

Creating Partnerships with Families

3 credit

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Early Childhood/Family Studies (Graduate)
t: 908-737-3789
e: ecfsdept@kean.edu

 

Updated 8/11/15