MEd with PA Certification in Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)

  • The Master of Education degree with a concentration/certification in early childhood education (Pre-K-grade 4) is a 36-credit degree program for those new to the field of education in general and early childhood specifically. An additional six credits of student teaching is required to complete the certification requirements.

    Core courses focus on child development, including children with special needs; family-centered practice in settings that serve children from birth through grade four; educational theories that apply to early childhood; specific developmentally-appropriate strategies for facilitating children’s learning in the content areas (symbolic play, language and early literacy, logical and mathematical thinking, exploration and inquiry, creative expression); teaching children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and strategies for early intervention.

  • Major:

    Early Child Education


    Master of Education


    Main Oakland Campus
    Greensburg Education Center
    M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education with Certification
    Course Requirements:36.00 credits