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Traditional Teacher Education: Early Childhood Education (Preschool-3)

About the Program: 

Bloomfield College offers a fast-paced weekend program that you can complete in as little as 18 months to prepare for initial teacher certification in early childhood education, elementary education, middle or secondary education. Alternatively, if you already have an initial teaching certification, you can enroll in a fast-track program to obtain an endorsement in special education or early childhood education. 

For the initial teacher certification, you would attend class for three trimesters and complete your student teaching assignment during the day in your final semester.

When are courses available?
Courses are available on Friday evening and all day Saturday. You can also enroll in courses during weekday evenings.

Four Traditional Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Programs
If you have a B.A. or B.S. degree, you can enroll in one of our four Initial Teacher Certification Programs to become certified to teach in the state of New Jersey:

  • Early Childhood Education (Preschool through 3rd grade)
  • Elementary Education (Kindergarten through 6th grade)
  • Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization (Kindergarten through 8th grade)
  • Secondary  Education – Subject Matter (High School – 9th through 12th grade)

Apply now online or download the PDF application.

COURSES: 
P-3
Notes and Instructions: 
Initial certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization (Middle School), Secondary/Subject Areas, Fast-Track P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) 1 Must have 15 credits in any of the following: English, History, Science, or Mathematics. 2 Must have 30 credits in any of the following: Art, English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, or Mathematics. 3 Students may also choose the option of P-3 certification with additional course work. Field placements will vary.
Elementary
Notes and Instructions: 
Initial certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization (Middle School), Secondary/Subject Areas, Fast-Track P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) 1 Must have 15 credits in any of the following: English, History, Science, or Mathematics. 2 Must have 30 credits in any of the following: Art, English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, or Mathematics. 3 Students may also choose the option of P-3 certification with additional course work. Field placements will vary.
Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization 1,3
Notes and Instructions: 
Initial certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization (Middle School), Secondary/Subject Areas, Fast-Track P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) 1 Must have 15 credits in any of the following: English, History, Science, or Mathematics. 2 Must have 30 credits in any of the following: Art, English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, or Mathematics. 3 Students may also choose the option of P-3 certification with additional course work. Field placements will vary.
Required Courses
Secondary/Subject Areas 2
Notes and Instructions: 
Initial certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization (Middle School), Secondary/Subject Areas, Fast-Track P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) 1 Must have 15 credits in any of the following: English, History, Science, or Mathematics. 2 Must have 30 credits in any of the following: Art, English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, or Mathematics. 3 Students may also choose the option of P-3 certification with additional course work. Field placements will vary.
Specialized P-3
Notes and Instructions: 
The Specialized P-3 program for holders of Certificates of Eligibility to Teach P-3 or Elementary certification requires the following courses:
Certification For Teachers of Students with Disabilities
Notes and Instructions: 
The Certification for Teachers of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) for holders of any N.J. Instructional certification requires the following courses: