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What You Learn

As an elementary education major, you become part of Kean's legacy as a leader in teacher training and benefit from the College of Education’s long-standing commitment to quality teacher education. Gain the knowledge, skills and values necessary to effectively teach children in a multicultural, inclusive school environment. Majors must also choose an academic content area or second major in English, mathematics, history, Spanish or the sciences.

  • Work effectively with children in a multicultural environment
  • Apply best practices in education, including proven methods for lesson planning and assessment
  • Enrich your understanding of human cognition, behavior and diverse learning styles
  • Create instructional activities for children at various developmental levels
  • Gain valuable field experience and build a professional network

You can also pursue your degree at Kean Ocean in Toms River.

Program Options:

B.A. in Elementary Education K-6/Teacher of Students with Disabilities

B.A. Elementary Education K-6/5-8/Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Also available

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Kean offers many opportunities, including the Leadership Institute, which expanded my public speaking and leadership skills. I feel confident to not only go out and work in my field, but to be great at what I do."

Dawn DeMarco '19
Elementary Education/Math Major
Elementary Education/Math Major Dawn DeMarco '19

The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

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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

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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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