The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education offers two undergraduate majors: elementary education and early childhood education. It also offers an integrated five-year program for students interested in urban education that culminates in a master’s degree and eligiblity for either early childhood or elementary certification and ESL certification. All programs offer a sequence of course work in the theory and practice of education and provide students with field experiences. Early childhood education students who successfully complete their program are certified to teach pre-kindergarten through grade six. Elementary education students who successfully complete the elementary education program are certified to teach kindergarten through grade six. Any students who qualify and may be interested in teaching in grades 5-8, may seek an endorsement for middle school certification in addition to the elementary certification. Students who are interested in teaching grades K-2 are best served by enrolling in the Early Childhood major. All programs and all courses reflect state and national standards, with special emphasis on the New Jersey Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Any student seeking additional endorsements or teaching certificates beyond what is specifically awarded by their academic program should contact the State of New Jersey Department of Education directly for details about any additional courses or standardized tests that may be required.
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