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Each graduate program has a unique set of requirements. Applicants MUST apply via the specific program application.

To get started on your application, click the appropriate link below:

Alternate Route P-3 - Fall 2019

Alternate Route P-3 - Spring 2020

 

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Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 250-500 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • A copy of CE in P-3 (a list of your certifications can be downloaded on NJDOE website)
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS)or waiver if applicable
  • Passing scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators - waived if:
    • 1660 combined SAT score
    • 23 ACT score
    • 4.0 analytical writing score and 310 quantitative and verbal GRE scores, or
    • NJDOE issued certification(s)
  • Passing scores on Praxis II Content Knowledge: Early Childhood Education

*Note: NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework.

Priority Application Deadlines:
Domestic Applicants
Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1

International Applicants
Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about our graduate programs, to get answers to your graduate application questions, or to schedule a visit to NJCU.

Hepburn Hall, Room 206
Phone: (201) 200-3409
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 652-8472
Fax: (201) 200-2044
Email: grad_dept@njcu.edu

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