Education: Preschool Through Grade-3

Rutgers University

Postgraduate Certificate
60 months
900 USD/credit
900 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Education: Preschool Through Grade-3 program from Rutgers University is available to individuals who hold an instructional certificate in the state of New Jersey. 


Students may complete the Education: Preschool Through Grade-3 program from Rutgers University in conjunction with the Ed.M. in learning, cognition, and development or the Ed.M. in early childhood/elementary education. In addition, students not seeking a degree may complete the program on a nonmatriculated basis.

This program has three goals:

  • to prepare early childhood professionals to work in diverse settings with an understanding of the contexts in which children grow and develop;
  • to prepare teachers who are knowledgeable about children’s learning and their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development; and
  • to foster an understanding of a variety of ways in which early childhood programs can be delivered to support the foundations of discipline-based knowledge in literacy, mathematics, science, and art.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy Development in the Early Years
  • Theories and Practices of Early Education
  • Learning and Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Child, Family, and Community: Relationships in Development
  • Cognition and Language from Birth to Age Eight: Normal Development and Implications for Risk and Disability
  • Enhancing Learning and Development for Infants and Young Children

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A photocopy of a New Jersey Standard Instructional Certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS).
  • Official academic transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher degree equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants are not usually admitted with a GPA of less than 2.75 in their most recent degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Education: Preschool Through Grade-3
Rutgers University