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Pre-K–4 Education Major

The Pre-K–4 Education program is designed to prepare students to make sound judgments concerning the needs, abilities, and behavior of young children and to plan curriculum, materials, and teaching strategies conducive to a good learning environment in grades Pre-K–4.

Requirements for Pre-K–4 Education Major
(all courses 3 credits unless noted)

  • BIO 121  - Life Sciences and Health for Elementary Teachers
  • EDF 290 - Education Field Experience (1 credit)
  • EDF 291 - Additional Education Field Experience (1 credit)
  • EDF 390 - Field Experience (English Language Learner) (1 credit)
  • EDF 391 - Inclusion/Special Education Field Experience (1 credit)
  • EDU 171 - Reading and Language Arts I
  • EDU 172 - Reading and Language Arts II
  • EDU 304 - Foundations of Education
  • EDU 308 - Classroom Management Techniques
  • EDU 380 - Theories and Activities (Early Childhood)
  • EDU 390 - Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Theory to Practice
  • EDU 393 - Advocacy for Well-Being Seminar (1 credit)
  • EDU 402 - Pre-Student Teaching (2 credits)
  • EDU 406 - Family, School, and Community
  • ELE 281 - Teaching Social Studies and Social Justice
  • ELE 381 - Curriculum Methods in Science & Health
  • ELE 471 -  Reading and Language Arts III
  • ELE 481 - Math Discoveries with Young Children
  • HIS 107 - Survey of U.S. History I
  • HIS 108 - Survey of U.S. History II
  • PHY 120 - Physical Science for Elementary Teachers
  • SPE 110 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Learning Theory
  • SPE 302 - Assessment I
  • SPE 320 - Instructional Strategies for Learners with Diverse Needs
  • SPE 406 - Assessment II & Professionalism
  • EDU 490 - Student Teaching (12 credits)

Total credits for major: 78 credits


Education students should read the Field Experience Handbook to determine specific core requirements.

Education majors must meet Pennsylvania Department of Education testing requirements.

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