Meet the challenge and achieve the rewards of teaching in the 21st century at ESU.

Our students are engaged in innovative, researcher-base instruction with the latest technology used in schools. Students apply theory and practice in a wide range of educational settings and work alongside master teachers in best-practice Professional Development Schools.

Our mission is to create a community of learners who are competent and reflective professionals able to teach any child in any setting.

Our four-year programs in Early Childhood (Prek-4), Early Childhood Professional, and Middle Level Education are designed to offer students a curriculum of general education and professional early childhood/elementary education and middle level education that combine forward thinking theory with its direct application teaching in our partner schools.

Students are nurtured to develop beginning educator’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to content, the learner and the learning environment, teaching and learning process, and professionalism.

See the Course Catalog link above for the requirements of each program including specific courses, GPA, testing and suggested pacing schedules.

Professional Licensure Disclosures and Distance Learning State Authorization: Applicants who are applying to programs that may lead to licensure in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of the various state professional licensure requirements. Please see ESU's professional licensure disclosures, Evaluation of Conduct Record, and check licensure requirements by occupation and state at CareerOneStop.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the programs offered in the department of Early Childhood & Elementary Education, please contact the secretary at

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall
(570) 422-3356
(570) 422-3942 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Early Childhood & Elementary Education
Andrew Whitehead