Department of Early Childhood Education
The Department of Early Childhood Education prepares students to be the early educators of tomorrow.
Early childhood educators instruct and inspire young minds at their most impressionable stage, contributing to their growth and development in learning environments that enhance their exploration and understanding of the world.
Our students acquire the tools they need to find meaningful work in diverse and inclusive school environments. We focus on teaching best practices for the early childhood education classrooms so our students have confidence to take the state teacher certification exam and pursue the career of their dreams.
The department's graduate programs include:
- Early Childhood Education (M.A.)
- Administration in Early Childhood and Family Studies
- Advanced Curriculum and Teaching
Our graduates teach in front of classrooms across New Jersey and beyond, leaving an impact on thousands of young people each year.