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Education: Preschool Through Grade-3

Rutgers University

60 months
30900 USD/year
30900 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Education: Preschool Through Grade-3 program of Rutgers University is available to individuals who hold a Standard Instructional Certificate or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) in the state of New Jersey.



Students already enrolled in a degree program at the GSE, who already possess a Standard or CEAS or are currently working toward initial teacher certification, may complete the Education: Preschool Through Grade-3 program of Rutgers University in conjunction with their degree program. In addition, non-degree-seeking students may complete the program on a non-matriculated basis (see below for more information about this option).

The 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:

  • Art Across the Curriculum
  • Learning and Development in a Social Context: Preschool and Primary Years
  • Integrated Curriculum with Young Children
  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Students, Communities, and Social Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants who are not currently in a Graduate/Non-degree program and don’t have an active RU ID # will need to complete a Graduate Study application. Applications can be completed online.
  • Applicants are responsible for reviewing and confirming that they meet program requirements before the application is submitted. Rutgers Graduate School of Education WILL NOT refund the application fee if an applicant is not accepted. Applications are due two weeks before the beginning of the next semester. Students are admitted throughout the year for this non-degree program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15450 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    30900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15450 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • In-State

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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