MASTER OF ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Overview

Bloomfield’s Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education is designed to advance the teaching skills and knowledge of those dedicated to working in early childhood education.

The Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Education allows candidates who already possess a CEAS or standard teaching certificate to earn a teaching endorsement in early childhood education by following a core sequence of courses (5.5 CUs = 22 credits). This core sequence of courses fulfills the New Jersey Department of Education requirements for the early childhood endorsement.

The Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Education provides candidates who seek to earn an initial certification in early childhood education to do so by following a core sequence of courses (10.25 CUs = 41 credits). This core sequence of courses (10.25 = 41 credits) fulfills the New Jersey Department of Education requirements for early childhood education initial certification.

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What you'll study

Advanced courses in childhood development, early childhood and elementary curriculum design, and instructional practices appropriate for preschool through elementary grades, as well as leadership and administration courses.



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Fast Facts

  • There is an expected increase in industry jobs (source: bls.gov)
  • The skills you’ll gain will allow you to teach in a variety of settings
  • This degree is recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education
  • This program is accredited through MSACS and TEAC
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Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with 60 or more credits in the liberal arts or sciences with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended must be provided)
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from supervisors, teachers and/or co-workers
  • A personal statement describing your philosophy of education and reasons for applying to this graduate program at Bloomfield College (250 – 500 words)
  • Your professional resume/curriculum vitae
  • A list of any current New Jersey teacher certification(s), including certification in special education
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, minimum scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)of 550 for the paper-based test and 213 for the computer-based test, or completion of APIEL level #3
  • In some cases, an interview may be required
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Contact Information

Karen Fasanella

Karen Fasanella

Graduate Programs in Education Coordinator

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1106
Office: Jarvie Hall, Room 208
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“I hope that my greatest impact in the classroom is to instill my passion for teaching and learning in each of the teacher candidates in my classes.”

– Dr. Karen P. Fasanella, Bloomfield Education Faculty
“Bloomfield College is producing high-quality teachers for today’s students.”

– Kenneth Kunz, Bloomfield Education Faculty
“The minute students enter the program, we encourage them to think about their own life stories — we ask them, what kinds of educational experiences did you have growing up? How can you give back to students in that same way?”

– Kenneth Kunz, Bloomfield Education Faculty

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education