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Undergraduate Programs

  • The programs in early childhood education are designed to deepen the understanding and perfect the skills of teacher candidates planning to work with children from birth through eight years of age in a variety of child development and school settings. Emphasis is on current theory and research in child development and application to early childhood education practice.

    NJCU offers the following majors:

    Academic requirements for College of Education undergraduate programs: 

    1. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.75 or greater. This GPA must be sustained throughout the program. 
    2. Students must have completed each All University Requirement (AUR) course with a grade of “C” or better. 
    3. Students must pass the writing assessment (TOW&R exam) before taking Practicum. For additional information about the writing assessment (and to sign up for it), please visit the Writing Assessment website. Students should take the writing assessment as early as possible. 
    4. All undergraduate education majors are also required to complete general studies requirements and a liberal arts major in an approved subject area.  Please view the specific program pages for details.