ECC Education Course Requirement for Future Teachers

Praxis Core Exam Preparation (PCER) Course offered at Essex County College

Anyone interested in teacher certification is required to take the Praxis Core Exam. Essex County College’s Education Seminar I (EDU 233) offers a variety of test preparation strategies, resources and information that will prepare students for success in passing the Praxis Core Exam.  The Praxis Core Exam Preparation Course will help participants become familiar with the different elements of the Praxis Core Exam (PCE).

Key elements of the Praxis Core Exam Include: Reading, Writing, Math and Testing

Passing the Praxis Core Exam is the first step in acceptance into 4-year College/University Education Degree Programs, it is a “MUST HAVE” for Teacher Certification as well as some job placements.

Child Development Associate (CDA) Courses

Essex County College also offers an 11-credit course on Child Development Associate (CDA) which covers the 120 hours of course instruction, professional portfolio development, and classroom observation, all which are requirements and preparation for obtaining the Child Development Associate Credential. This program is for anyone interested in teaching infants through pre-school children.

Both programs are offered during Essex County College’s Spring 2023 semesters. The Spring I semester begins on Monday, January 9, 2023 and Spring II classes start on February 10, 2023. 

Additional information on either of these programs is available by contacting Dr. Bridget Turner at [email protected].