Skip to main content

What You Learn

You will benefit from instruction based on well-researched theories of child development and best practices that recognize and respect the diversity of children and their families.

  • Nurture holistic growth and learning in young children
  • Work with students in public schools and early childhood centers
  • Use technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities and implement these experiences in the classroom
  • Assess student learning and reflect on your teaching practice

You will also choose a content area or second major that reflects your particular interests and earn a teacher of students with disabilities endorsement.

B.A. in Early Childhood Education - P-3/TSD, P-3/K-6

Earn the skills and knowledge to earn your P-3/K-6 teacher certification or P-3 teacher certification with a teacher of students with disabilities endorsement.

Kean Hall 1

You need to come out of school with a set of skills that will give you confidence in your ability to change children's lives. Kean offered that to me, and I think that anybody who goes to Kean University will benefit just as greatly as I did."

Mark Mautone '02
2014 – 2015 New Jersey Teacher of the Year
2014-2015 New Jersey Teacher of the Year - Mark Mautone '02
Kean University Academics

3 of 6

Half of the recent New Jersey Teacher of the Year winners are Kean alumni

Top 30%

Kean alumni are among the highest-paid teachers in the nation

#1

Kean is home to New Jersey's first teacher's college

National Association of the Education of Young Children NAEYC logo

Accreditation

Kean's early childhood education program is approved by the State of New Jersey and accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children.

NAEYC ensures that the early childhood profession exemplifies excellence and is recognized as performing a vital role in society.

Since 1955, Kean’s College of Education has earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Notably, only one-third of the schools that produce teachers in the United States and New Jersey earn this accreditation.

CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

Kean University Academics

Want to Know More?

Visit Us

The best way to see all that Kean University has to offer is to visit our vibrant urban campus. Plan your visit now.

Request Info

Our admissions counselors are here to help you navigate the college application process. Learn more.

Apply Now

So much awaits you at Kean University. Your Kean journey begins now. Apply today.