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.