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Master of Education in Early Childhood Education: AdmissionsMaster of Education in Early Childhood Education: Admissions

Early Childhood Education: Admissions

Admission Requirements (Regular) 

  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Master’s with certification AND Certification Only: Copy of PA teaching certification in elementary, early childhood or special education
    • Applicants in other states will have six months after admission to secure and submit evidence of PA Department of Education certification
  • Master’s Only:  Resume will be evaluated on the basis of prior studies and/or significant professional experience
  • International Global Online Applicants

        Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of one term to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
  • Under Planned Course of Study:
    • Select “Teacher Education (MEd)” and then choose “Early Childhood Education (MEd without Cert)” as the designated program
    • Or Select “Teacher Education (MEd)” and then choose “Early Childhood Education (MEd with Cert)” as the designated program
    • Or Select “Early Childhood Education (Cert Only)”
  • Mail official transcript to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email ( or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

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