Hi everyone, I love this site, there is a lot of useful information here. I am beginning a teacher prep program at the end of January in Early Childhood. It is a grad program in New Jersey, I have a BA in unrelated field, I've never taken any education courses. This program is approved by NJ dept of ED. I have to take 4 classes within the early childhood program, then student teach and I will be certified to teach pre-3rd grade in NJ. If anyone here has participated in a program like this please let me know if you felt adequately prepared. I am nervous and excited at the same time, excited to have finally realized what I want to do and get out of the awful field I'm in now (criminal justice), but nervous because I'm not sure 4 classes will be enough. I want to be a good teacher, I want to be as prepared as I can be. Does anyone have any advice for me? Thank You!