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About the Program

Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4)

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals for Pennsylvania Department of Education certification and to teach children in Pre-K through fourth grade.

The curriculum is organized to foster the development of skilled teachers who can utilize best practices for planning and preparing environments and instruction in early childhood and primary- grade settings. Graduates will be self-directed individuals who can communicate effectively, make informed decisions, think critically and creatively, and examine ethical issues in order to enhance educational excellence.

Classes are small and allow for varied opportunities to work with faculty. Hallmarks of the program include field experiences beginning the first semester, pre-student teaching placements and 14 weeks of student teaching.

See what Cooperative Teachers are saying about Keystone students:

  • "The student teacher was enthusiastic and professional. She had clear knowledge of standards based planning and progress monitoring practices."
  • "Student teacher was well prepared and knowledgeable. She was ready to take on the role of teacher and all duties."
  • "I would be honored to be a part of your education field co-op once again. IT was a wonderful experience."
  • "This has been a very rewarding experience for me and the students. Keystone seems to impact a high degree of professionalism to their student teachers."