Graduates of the Department of Early Childhood Education become capable teachers who believe in the transformative power of an outstanding education. We prepare distinguished educators who work with children from birth through eight years of age in a variety of child-development and school settings.
Our experienced faculty members have expertise in a range of specialties, from urban to international education, from assessment of teaching to integrating arts and sciences curricula. They are passionate about the critical role of education in building a better society and are committed to cultivating the next generation of educators.
We offer students a foundation in childhood development theory with an emphasis on applying it in the classroom. Whether you are looking to become an educator, or are a current educator who wants to enhance your skills, our robust undergraduate and graduate programs will support your success. Or, if you are ready to become a certified teacher, let us help you through the teaching certification process.
We offer the following programs at the undergraduate level:
We offer the following programs at the graduate level:
NJCU’s early childhood education programs prepare high quality teachers, and provide teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be excellent. Join us to learn more about the new changes of P-3 alternate route program. During this virtual session, Dr. Regina Adesanya will discuss program information and admission requirements, as well as answer all your questions. REGISTER NOW
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 winners of College of Education scholarships:
Yanibel Caraballo (Math/Secondary Ed), Dr. Florence Steele Hunt Scholarship
Maria Hernandez (Math/Secondary Ed), Jeanne Thornton Memorial Scholarship
Jaclyn Noriega (Early Childhood/Special Ed), Ruth Hagan Scholarship
Jennifer Ashinsky (Special Ed), Ruth Hagan Scholarship
Shannon Gallagher (Special Ed), Ruth Hagan Scholarship