A flexible, accelerated path to teaching
Early childhood educators play a vital role in fostering children's intellectual and social development during their formative years. Alvernia University's accelerated adult Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education with Grades PK-4 certificate prepares teachers for preschool through Grade 4 in public and private educational institutions.
Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the program leads to a degree and the Pennsylvania Instructional I in Grades PK-4 certificate. Students may expand their certification to the middle-school level by taking an additional certification exam. The program, designed for adults pursuing an early childhood educator career, is offered at Alvernia's Pottsville campus and features accelerated track and evening courses.
Benefit from accelerated track and evening courses. Experience a synergy of engaging student learning environment, diverse field experiences, enriching student teaching, and inspiring mentorship by education professors and PK-4 cooperating teachers. Prepare to teach young children from diverse backgrounds.