The education programs at Bergen are designed to assist those students who wish to become Early Childhood, Elementary or Secondary school teachers.
We are excited to offer several degree options, including the AS in Education, the AAS in Early Childhood Education and the Infant-Toddler Credential.
The Education option introduces students to the field of teaching and prepares them to enter a baccalaureate degree program in education. In addition to studying the history, philosophy, and practices of education students are offered the opportunity to engage in service learning or field experience in school settings under the supervision of experienced classroom teachers.
Students should determine the requirements of the college to which they wish to transfer and, with the aid of college advising and counseling services, select elective subjects accordingly.
Successful graduates of this program will be able to:
Admission requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. To be admitted, an applicant must demonstrate competency in English and reading as determined by placement testing.
The Early Childhood Education option is designed to meet the needs of students interested in careers as education assistants or teacher aides in schools, day care center, or similar institutions. Individuals currently holding para-professional positions in education may use this option to enhance classroom and related skills.
Admission to the program requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and competency in English as demonstrated through placement testing.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652