2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Department of Early Childhood Education

Dr. Jennifer Chen, Chairperson

Location: Hennings Hall, 419

Phone: 908-737-3809

Email: jchen@kean.edu

Programs Offered

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

  • Administration in Early Childhood & Family Studies
  • Advanced Curriculum and Teaching

Certification and Non-Degree Programs

  • P-3 Endorsement
  • P-3 Alternate Route

Program Description

The Early Childhood Education programs are designed for individuals who wish to assume teaching or administrative positions in the primary grades, child care centers or nursery schools, Head Start, infant/toddler settings or family life education programs. Students gain essential theoretical understandings in the field of Early Childhood Education and practical classroom applications of current, research-based teaching strategies.