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 duel Grades PK-4 and Special Education (PK-12) certifications allows graduates to work as elementary educators, and special education teachers and learning support specialists in public and private educational institutions.
Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the program leads to a B.A. degree and the Pennsylvania Instructional Certificates Grades PK-4 and Special Education (PK-12). 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.