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)
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.