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The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers two certification programs.

The Early Childhood Education (Pre-K to 4) and Middle level Education (Grades 4 to 8) programs at East Stroudsburg University. Both are designed to offer students a curriculum of general education and professional courses in either early childhood or Middle Level Education theory, application, and practice in teaching children from early childhood to middle level education.

The curriculum is designed to develop a community of learners who are competent and reflective professionals able to teach any child in any setting.

The courses and extensive field based component develops beginning and experienced early childhood educator's knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to content, the learner and the learning environment, teaching and learning process, and professionalism.

There are two certification programs available within the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K to 4) major
  • Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education (Grades 4 to 8) major

Graduates of the Early Childhood and Elementary Education major will be certified to teach within the schools of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.