Teacher Education and Childcare

Early Childhood Education is projected to be one of the top growing employment clusters in the Bergen County region. (EMSI study).

If you do not see anything listed in our current offerings or for further information, email continuinged@bergen.edu. For additional information regarding any of the education certificate and professional development programs listed below, please contact Andrea Schaffel at 201-447-8975 or aschaffel@bergen.edu.

List of Courses & Programs Currently Open for Registration:


This program is designed to provide educational hours towards a nationally recognized credential for those in the early childhood profession who care for children from birth to age five. You must have completed Part I.

Introduction to Teaching

This pre-service course is framed around two critical areas: (1) an overview of and preparation for the skills and tools needed for the teaching profession; and (2) essential attitudes and dispositions needed to maintain poise as novice teachers in diverse communities. This course is comprised of 50 hours including 30 hours of instruction, 8 hours of classroom observation, and 12 hours of clinical experience. The course will provide the participant with a “clinical” opportunity through structured observations in a school setting. In addition, 12 hours of clinical work such as tutoring or substitute teaching will offer candidates the opportunity to work with students in an authentic environment.