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Schedule of P-3 Modified Alternate Route Cohorts

50-hour pre-professional service course (Montclair State delivers this requirement as a self-paced online course)

First Semester
ECEL 501: Perspectives on Early Childhood
ECEL 516: Social Studies and the Arts
Second Semester
ECSE 508: Partnership with Families
ECEL 517: Science & Technology
Third Semester
ECEL 528: Early Childhood Curriculum
READ 500: Literacy Foundations
Fourth Semester
READ 519: Language & Early Literacy
ECEl 502/510: Clinical/Seminar

The 50-hour pre-professional service courses must be completed prior to beginning first semester coursework. At the end of the 50-hour course, students are eligible for a Verification of Program Completion form that will be required when the students’ employer submits application for the provisional license to the NJDOE.

Each cohort of students will take two courses each semester while they work as P-3 teachers.