Early Childhood Alternate Route

Early Childhood Alternate Route

Early Childhood Specialized P-3 Alternate Route Program

This program is designed for candidates who have the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool through Grade Three Certificate of Eligibility and who are required to complete the NJDOE approved 15 credit course of study. Candidates can obtain a letter of completion or NJDOE program verification form upon completion of the courses. Teachers with standard licenses in other certification areas who wish to add the Preschool through Grade Three certificate should meet with the Department Chair, Dr. Regina Adesanya.

Click HERE to view a webinar with more information regarding the Early Childhood Specialized P-3 Alternate Route program.

Courses in P3 Specialized Alternate Route Program

Preservice Component

TEAC 102 Introduction to Teaching 

50 hours

25 hours of clinical experience, 25 hours of instruction


Semester 1

ECE 631 EC Curriculum & Programs

3 credits

ECE 655 Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Supports

3 credits

Semester 2

ECE 610 Child Study: Basis for Educational Planning

3 credits

ECE 638 Theory into Practice: PreK-K

OR LTED 606 Literacy Learning in EC Classrooms

3 credits

ECE XXX ECE Field Experience 1 

1 credit

Semester 3

ECE XXX Integrating the Arts & Play in Math, Science, Technology & Social Studies

3 credits

ECE 634 Family, Child & School Interaction

3 credits

Semester 4

ECE 624 Introduction to EC Special Education

3 credits

ECE 623 Field Experience 2

1 credit

ECE 651 EC Seminar & Professional Portfolio

1 credit

Total 24 credits

Contact Us

Dr. Regina Adesanya, Chair
Prof. Studies Room 329
(201) 200-2114