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What You Learn

  • Learn to effectively teach children in a multicultural, inclusive school environment
  • Focus on an academic content area or second major in English, mathematics, history, Spanish or the sciences
  • 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 varying developmental levels
  • Get valuable fieldwork/clinical experience and build a professional network
  • 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

You can also pursue your teaching 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

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
B.A. in Elementary Education/Math
Elementary Education/Math Major Dawn DeMarco '19

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to live on campus, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Kappa Delta Pi

This international honor society fosters excellence in education and promotes fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.

Members of Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in education
Kappa Delta Pi

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad

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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


Job placement rate for Kean’s College of Education graduates

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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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