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  • P-3 Endorsement

    By pursuing your Early Childhood Education endorsement through Monmouth University’s 25-credit program (starting Fall 2017), you’ll benefit from a nationally recognized and accredited program designed to give you the expertise you need to assess and teach children in preschool through third grade. Monmouth’s Early Childhood Education graduate endorsement is for certified teachers who have a standard teaching endorsement in another teaching area or who hold a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility (CE) Preschool through Grade 3 (P-3).

    The endorsement is offered through a entirely online format. It's possible to complete the program in just one year by taking two courses each semester (fall and spring) and four classes over the summer.

    Earning the P-3 endorsement opens up a world of new employment opportunities. You will be qualified to work as a:

    • Pre-school teacher in a public or private school
    • Childcare center director
    • Family support specialist
    • Parent educator
    • Early childhood consultant
    • Early childhood intervention specialist, working with infants and toddlers up to age 3

    In addition, you’ll be able to design curricula and collaborate with families and colleagues for the best interest of your students. Our program has a strong focus on teaching culturally responsive pedagogy, as well as on teaching in diverse cultural and linguistic settings. 

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  • P-3 Coursework

    The P-3 specialized pedagogy is the formal instruction necessary to prepare you to teach at the P-3 level. This formal instruction includes broad topics of child development and learning, understanding the family, and early childhood curricula and assessment. Our rigorous graduate endorsement in Early Childhood Education program includes important coursework to advance your understanding of P-3 education. Topics of study will include:

    • Early childhood family, school and community collaboration in a diverse society
    • Early childhood curricula for inclusive environments
    • Early childhood development and learning
    • Early literacy and language development

    If you take and pass the Praxis II for Early Childhood Education while enrolled at Monmouth University, we will apply to the NJDOE for your endorsement for you after you have successfully completed your 25-credit course of study. For more information on the Praxis II, visit their web-site.

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