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About the Department

Focus on young learners, with the extensive training and education needed for early childhood or elementary teaching certification. Our fully accredited programs for initial certification at the undergraduate and graduate levels prepare exemplary teachers who inspire learners and shape communities. We also serve the education community through faculty research and professional development for teachers on campus and in schools.

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Service and Outreach

Get involved! Student organizations work with schools and communities to lead change for children.


Professional Preparation

Extensive fieldwork framed by professional development prepares students for the demands of teaching.


Urban Education Program

Specialize in teaching in urban schools and earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years.

Recent News / Events

  • July 26, 2017

    Mrs. Ana Berdecía has won the 2017 Aletha R. Wright Award Excellence in Early Care and Education, presented by the New Jersey Early Care and Education Alliance. More information on the award can be found on the NJECE website. Mrs. Berdecía is a graduate of our P-3 and Master's programs in Early Childhood Education and holds a Bachelor's...

  • November 30, 2016

    As is required of all educational institutions receiving federal funding and to enhance our Social Studies and Multicultural Education (SOM 203) courses, three course sections visited  the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. The SOM 203-01, -02, and -03 sections, along with faculty members Drs. Hinitz, Ammentorp, Conte, Prince, and Burroughs, participated in the annual celebration of "Constitution Day"...

  • April 12, 2016

    Jillian Manzo (Early Childhood Education/History '15, Phi Kappa Phi '15) has won the the New Jersey Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators award: Outstanding Early Childhood Student for 2015. The award was presented to Manzo by Dr. Louise Ammentorp at the Barbara Meyers Pelson '59 Panel on Faculty-Student Research Engagement on Wednesday, March 30th. At the Pelson...

  • February 10, 2016

    Jennifer Liang, a senior Early Childhood Education and Psychology Major recently presented at the United Nations as part of the CTUAN Conference. Ms. Liang worked with Dr. Madden through the MUSE program during the summer of 2015 to investigate early childhood environmental education. Dr. Hinitz encouraged Jennifer to submit a proposal to present at CTUAN....

  • November 17, 2015

    Congratulations to Michaela Curtis, Jaclyn Douglas, and Danielle Andreula!

  • November 11, 2015

      On November 5th and 6th, education students from Professors Maureen Nosal and Judith Winogron’s Math (MTT 202) and Science (MST 202) Teaching Methods courses (respectively) attended the 2015 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City. Most of these students attended as members of the NJ Student Education Association, which allowed them to take advantage of all of...