Elementary/Early Childhood Education

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Bloomfield offers an undergraduate program in Elementary/Early Childhood Education that prepares you to teach students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and communities in preschool through sixth grade classrooms.

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What you’ll study:

Childhood development, early childhood and elementary curriculum design and instructional practices appropriate for preschool through elementary grades

What you can do:

Become an elementary school teacher, a reading specialist or a preschool teacher

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Fast Facts

  • Preschool and elementary school teacher positions are expected to grow due to a continued focus on early childhood education. (source: bls.gov)
  • Bloomfield College education students have been chosen as nominees for impressive state awards.
  • Students receive field experiences with students from preschool through elementary to help them apply what they have learned to real-world situations in schools.
  • Bloomfield College education students have interned at such places as Walt Disney World.

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You could be …

An elementary school teacher: Median income $55,490 per year. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare the young students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading.

A preschool teacher: Median income $28,790 per year. Preschool teachers educate and care for children under five years of age who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, science and other subjects in a way that young children can understand.

A reading specialist: Median income $50,842 per year. Reading specialists generally work at elementary schools to help students develop their reading skills.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)

Education student

Contact Information

Amy Eguchi

Amy Eguchi

Chair, Division of Education

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1407
Office: Jarvie Hall, Room 202
Karen Fasanella

Karen Fasanella

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1106
Office: Jarvie Hall, Room 208

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Karen Pezzolla

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1521
Office: Jarvie Hall, Room 302
Mary Porcelli

Mary Porcelli

Director of Clinical Experiences,
Adjunct Professor,
edTPA Coordinator

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1125
Office: Jarvie Hall, Room 205

“I hope that my greatest impact in the classroom is to instill my passion for teaching and learning in each one 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 story – 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
“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” – Dan Rather, journalist and anchor
“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” – George Bernard Shaw, playwright, critic and polemicist