Monroe College is proud to be recognized for excellence in educator preparation programs by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation is a prestigious acknowledgement of the program's quality and outcomes.
CAEP — the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation — has a comprehensive and rigorous accreditation process. Approval is only granted to those who meet five comprehensive standards encompassing curriculum, a selective admissions process, strength of school-based partnerships to support excellence in clinical training, the impact of graduates as teachers, as well as an infrastructure that supports continuous improvement.
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At Monroe, you’ll learn from a faculty made up of highly skilled professors and scholars who combine strengths as skilled teacher coaches with contemporary research, allowing them to prepare well-trained teachers who know both theory and practice.
They'll work one-on-one with you to make sure you master the diverse cognitive, cultural, developmental, and linguistic needs of early childhood learners. You’ll get to apply the knowledge each semester during guided fieldwork in local Early Childhood classrooms under the guidance of professors and partner classroom teachers.
Access to a Global Education Network
The School of Education has membership in the following organizations. Each offer opportunities for you to learn outside the classroom, connect with others in the field, and further your career.
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
- New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE)
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
- AlphaBet Club (ABC)
Teaching Professions Scholarship
The Teaching Professions Scholarship, funded by the New York State Education Department Teacher Opportunity Corps II (TOC II), allows Monroe College to offer qualified, diverse candidates the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with no out-of-pocket tuition costs, regardless of income. TOC II candidates must be New York State residents who want to pursue teaching in New York State.
Early Childhood Education (BS)
Monroe′s Early Childhood Education degree places emphasis on the needs of today's diverse learners from birth to grade 2. Balance your rigorous course load with on-the-ground experience in classrooms and you’ll graduate ready to teach and earn New York State initial certification.
Preschool teachers positions, except special education, are expected to grow by 23,000 (11.2%) in the next 10 years, leading the way in occupations requiring an Associate’s degree in both growths by volume and growth by percentage.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sorted by highest growth by volume 2020-2030