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Early Level Education

Early Level Education Pre K-4 - BS

Our program will prepare you to teach your own classroom of youngsters.

WHY STUDY EARLY LEVEL EDUCATION?

As an early level education major, you will take all the necessary courses to prepare you to lead your own classroom. But, it won't be all classroom work. You’ll get hands-on experience while learning from professors who have real classroom teaching experiences teaching pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll start by observing teachers in action. Then you’ll assist teachers with various tasks and lessons. During the next step, you’ll start writing lesson plans and teaching those lessons in the classroom. All of this will prepare you for student teaching.

Professor answering questions

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN EARLY LEVEL EDUCATION?

When you graduate, you'll be prepared to earn your teacher certification. Most of the students in our program seek teacher certification in Pennsylvania or New York.

Employers:

  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • Charter schools
  • Community colleges
  • Magnet schools
  • Early childhood care centers
  • Public service organizations
  • Business training centers
  • Libraries

MORE TO KNOW

You will need to formally apply to be admitted to the teacher certification program after you complete 48 credits. Admission to the program does not guarantee certification but our program is designed to help teacher candidates meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification requirements.

Requirements for admission include successfully passing the appropriate basic skills assessments, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and receiving no lower than a C- in any course required in the major. You will need to submit three letters of recommendation as well as a Career Goals Statement.

The small classes allowed me to talk to my professors. The campus community made me feel valued. Rubie Nelson ’17, pre-kindergarten teacher at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley, WA