Early Childhood Education B.A. with Grades PK-4 & Special Education PK-12 Certifications
The program Early Childhood Education (ECE) B.A. with Grades PK-4 and Special Education (PK-12) Certifications expands teaching career prospects. The dual certification allows program graduates to work as:
- elementary educators (preschool though Grade 4)
- special education teachers and learning support specialists (preschool though Grade 12)
- in public and private educational institutions.
This dual major unlocks an unlimited career potential by positioning prospective teachers to enter the field with competence and confidence. As an early childhood educator, you lay the foundation for literacy and foster a love of learning in young children. As a special education teacher, you make education accessible for all students.
The program leads to a B.A. degree and the Pennsylvania Instructional Certificates Grades PK-4 and Special Education (PK-12). This teacher education program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
The program with daytime classes is offered on main campus. The program with evening classes for adults is offered on the Pottsville campus.
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.
|Estimated Program Length
|93 (may vary depending on transfer credits)
|Transfer Credits Accepted
|Cost per Credit
*Tuition discount available. Ask for details!
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