Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Getting Connected

Graduates of the Department of Early Childhood Education become capable teachers who believe in the transformative power of an outstanding education. We prepare distinguished educators who work with children from birth through eight years of age in a variety of child-development and school settings.

Our experienced faculty members have expertise in a range of specialties, from urban to international education, from assessment of teaching to integrating arts and sciences curricula. They are passionate about the critical role of education in building a better society and are committed to cultivating the next generation of educators.

We offer students a foundation in childhood development theory with an emphasis on applying it in the classroom. Whether you are looking to become an educator, or are a current educator who wants to enhance your skills, our robust undergraduate and graduate programs will support your success. Or, if you are ready to become a certified teacher, let us help you through the teaching certification process.

We offer the following programs at the undergraduate level:

We offer the following programs at the graduate level:

College of Education Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 winners of College of Education scholarships:

Yanibel Caraballo (Math/Secondary Ed), Dr. Florence Steele Hunt Scholarship
Maria Hernandez (Math/Secondary Ed), Jeanne Thornton Memorial Scholarship
Jaclyn Noriega (Early Childhood/Special Ed), Ruth Hagan Scholarship
Jennifer Ashinsky (Special Ed), Ruth Hagan Scholarship
Shannon Gallagher (Special Ed), Ruth Hagan Scholarship

The 2017-2018 scholarship application is now available. Please click HERE for more information and the application.

Contact Us

Professional Studies Building, Room 329
Phone: (201) 200-2114
Fax: (201) 200-3567

Faculty and Office Hours

Regina Adesanya, Chair

Norma Durant, Administrative Assistant

April 25
Early Childhood Education Virtual Information Session

Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Online
NJCU’s early childhood education programs prepare high quality teachers, and provide teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be excellent. During this virtual information session, Dr. Regina Adesanya will discuss our programs and courses in detail, as well as answer all your questions. REGISTER NOW

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