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Early Childhood/Elementary Education Certification

This Pre-K—Grade 4 Education Certification is a PDE-approved, part-time, program that prepares you for the classroom or for the next step in your education career.

By earning your certification in this area, you can help fill the state’s teacher shortage in “early childhood” support.

As with most of Cabrini’s Pennsylvania State certifications, this can be a stand-alone certification or can be completed with our Master of Education. To earn your Master of Education along with this certification, you must complete our three Education Core classes. 

Curriculum Guide 2021-22

Number

Course Title

Cedits

EDG

505

Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms

3

EDG

537

Cognition & Developmental Psychology

3

EDG

546

English Language Learners in Inclusive Classrooms

3

EDG

589

Dimensions of Being an Ethical and Courageous Educator

3

GELE

505

Early Childhood Learners and Families

3

GELE

510

Teaching STEAM: Mathematics, Science and the Arts

3

GELE

515

Teaching Reading and Language Arts to PreK-4 Learners

3

GELE

520

Teaching Social Studies through Literature and Writing

3

Student Teaching is required for recommendation to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for PreK-4 certification. See the Graduate Catalog for more information.

GELE

585

Pre-Student Teaching (may be waived based on prior teaching experience)

1

GELE

590

Student Teaching (Grades PreK-4)

3-6

Completion of M.Ed. (A minimum of 30 credits are required for the M.Ed.)

EDG

501

Educational Research

3

EDG

521

Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education

3

EDG

540

Philosophical Foundations of Education

3

 

For more information on this program, please reference our Graduate Catalog.

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