Students who successfully complete this program and pass the Early Childhood Content Knowledge Praxis II Test (5025) will be eligible for the New Jersey Preschool through Grade Three Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing endorsement.
The state requires a liberal arts major on an undergraduate degree or 60 liberal arts credits on an undergraduate degree. Candidates are required to meet with an advisor prior to the start of this certification sequence.
New matriculation requirements for graduate students seeking teacher certification:
Students may take up to 6 graduate credits before matriculating into a graduate program.
Undergraduate Prerequisites for the M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education
Students must complete or present evidence that the following courses or acceptable equivalent have been completed as part of their bachelor's degree:
BIOL 103 orBIOL 104
Human Sexual Biology orThe Human Body
*View our undergraduate catalog for descriptions of undergraduate courses.
Early Childhood Education P-3 Certification Sequence (33 Credits)
Introduction to Urban Early Childhood Special Education
*View our graduate catalog for course descriptions.
To complete the M.A.T., teacher candidates must complete the following 3 credits:
Research Seminar in Early Childhood Education