Early Childhood Education (M.A.)
Application Deadline has been extended to December 15th for the Spring 2024 term.
A strong early childhood education is a crucial building block for a child's future and encourages a lifetime of learning.
Kean’s early childhood education master’s program prepares you to deliver a robust educational experience to young students in preschool through third grade (P-3). The program focuses on developing current, research-based curriculum approaches and teaching techniques for the classroom, as well as empowering the families and communities where children live.
Kean also offers options for certification and endorsement. The P-3 Alternate Route program is available for those who hold a non-education degree but want to become certified to teach children in preschool through third grade. The P-3 Endorsement is designed for certified teachers seeking to specialize in early childhood education.
I think the program is helpful and engaging; the courses and professors are preparing me for having my own classroom. The fact that you can work full-time, while also being in the program, is very helpful."
At Kean, we believe learning and professional growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities, internships and more that we offer to advance your career and set the stage for continued success.
All of the students are really open. Everyone shares their professional experience. That's how you really get teaching under your belt, is through experience. The faculty are great, they're understanding and approachable, and they share their own personal experiences."
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