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Early Childhood, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring Teaching
  • Development and Learning of the Young Child
  • Teaching Young Children: Creating and Sustaining Classroom Communities
  • Internship I
  • Curriculum Experiences for Young Children in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Concepts and Methods of Teaching Math in Elementary Grades
  • Multicultural and Social Foundations of Emergent and Early Literacy
  • Internship II
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Collaboration, Consultation, and Partnerships
  • Capstone Experience: The Teaching Professional
  • Issues in Literacy Instruction

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • National Standardized Admission Test
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) from them.
  • Student Essay
  • Resume / CV
  • Enrollment Deposit
  • Health Information Requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10986 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10986 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7117 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ewing

  • 1024 - 2520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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