Elementary education is about expanding minds and inspiring young students to enjoy lifelong learning. Elementary school teachers directly contribute to the growth and development of the next generation.
As an elementary education major at Kean, you may focus on a content area or pursue a second major that reflects your individual interests. You also gain valuable insight into teaching diverse learners and earn the Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) endorsement.
Fieldwork and clinical experiences start in your sophomore year and provide a real-world foundation for your success in the classroom. A Kean elementary education degree gives you a competitive edge in the job market after graduation.
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."
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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
Job placement rate for Kean’s College of Education graduates
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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