Master of Arts in Education: Pre-School-3

The Master of Arts in Education in Teaching Program in Pre-School through Grade 3 is a 36 credit program which is designed for individuals seeking to become teachers at the pre-school through third grade levels.  The program's course sequence enables individuals to gain knowledge in developmentally appropriate practices for teachers of young children. It will lead to a master's degree as well as eligibility for initial certification in P-3. 

Foundation Courses (9 Credits)
GE-501Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood3
GE-503Psychological Foundations of Early Learners: Birth to Age 83
GE-508Research in Early Childhood Education3
Required Courses (15 Credits)
GE-509Fundamentals of Speech3
GE-541Fundamentals of Methodology, Curriculum and Assessment in the Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom3
GE-570Foundations of Reading Curriculum3
GE-617Assisting Students with Special Needs in the General Education Classroom3
GE-654Stategies for Home, School and Community Relationships3
Clinical Practice (12 Credits)
GE-550Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom Setting (175 hours)4
GE-551Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom Setting (450 hours)8
Total Credits36

The Pre-School-3 graduate endorsement program is a program for certified teachers who have a standard teaching endorsement in another teaching area or who hold a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility (CE) Pre-school through Grade 3 (P-3). The program's course sequence enables individuals to gain knowledge in developmentally appropriate practices for teachers of young children. 

Required Courses (12 Credits)
GE-506Child and Adolescent Psychology3
GE-517Principles of Curriculum Development in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
GE-556Integrating Computers and Technology into the Early Childhood Classroom3
GE-620Effective Classroom Management and Behavior Intervention in the Early Childhood Classroom3
P-3 Endorsement Requirements (24 Credits)
GE-501Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Early Childhood3
GE-503Psychological Foundations of Early Learners: Birth to Age 83
GE-508Research in Early Childhood Education3
GE-509Fundamentals of Speech3
GE-541Fundamentals of Methodology, Curriculum and Assessment in the Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom3
GE-570Foundations of Reading Curriculum3
GE-617Assisting Students with Special Needs in the General Education Classroom3
GE-654Stategies for Home, School and Community Relationships3
Total Credits36