Early Childhood Education
Early childhood educators instruct and inspire young minds at their most impressionable stage.
As an early childhood education teacher, you will contribute to the growth and development of young children as you create learning environments that enhance their exploration and understanding of the world.
At Kean, you can choose a content area or a second major in a subject area that reflects your interests. The early childhood program also prepares you to teach students with disabilities, a growing need in schools nationwide.
Here you will learn the latest methodologies, gain valuable classroom experience and earn a Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) endorsement. A Kean early childhood education degree gives you an edge over the competition so you can land your dream job after graduation.
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."
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Half of the recent New Jersey Teacher of the Year winners are Kean alumni
Kean alumni are among the highest-paid teachers in the nation
Kean is home to New Jersey's first teachers college
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.
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