Individuals who are seeking the P-3 Early Childhood certification must have earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts or pure sciences, or have successfully completed at least 60 liberal arts credits. In addition, she or he must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
The accelerated Certification for Teaching (A.C.T. 3) is offered as initial certification, as an additional endorsement for certified teachers, or as part of an M.A. in Education with emphasis in Early Childhood (A.C.T. 1/P-3).
The New Jersey State Department of Education has initiated this certification area for all teachers in preschool settings. CSE provides a program on a graduate level that will produce well-trained and excellent teachers for the programs of New Jersey.
The State of New Jersey requires a passing score of Praxis II Test 0022 - Early Childhood Content Knowledge. A Praxis preparation session will be offered as additional preparation for the Praxis beyond course work.