Elementary Education (PreK-4): Curriculum

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Elementary Education (PreK-4): Curriculum

Candidates for Pennsylvania certification must have completed undergraduate or graduate coursework that includes:

  • College-level mathematics - 6 credits
  • English Composition and English/American Literature (3 credits/3 credits)
  • Health and Wellness (3 credits)
  • Citizen: Geography, Political or Economy (3 credits)
  • English Language Learners (3 credits)
  • Instructional Technology (3 credits)
  • U.S. History (3 Credits)
  • Physical Science (3 credits)
  • Environmental/Earth Science (3 credits)
  • Biology (3 credits)

Over 50% of the courses can be taken online;  on-campus classes are held one evening per week.

Students entering the program without all, or part, of the undergraduate requirements, may meet them with additional coursework or by competency tests while taking the graduate classes

Passing PECT scores are required prior to student teaching.

Current ACT 24, 34, 151 and 114 are required


ECE703Literacy Development3
ECE707Leadership and Management in Early Childhood 3
EDE701Standards Aligned Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment3
ESP701Introduction to Behavior Analysis3
ELE701Teaching and Assessment in Language Arts3
ELE702Teaching and Assessment in Reading3
ELE703Field Experience3
ELE711Teaching and Assessment in Mathematics 3
ELE718Teaching and Assessment in Expressive Arts3
ELE721Teaching and Assessment in Science3
ELE731Teaching and Assessment in Social Studies3
ELE795Student Teaching 9
ESP610Special Education Foundations and Collaboration3
ESP612Evidence-based Practices for Pre-K-8 Inclusion3
PSY712Advanced Psychology of Learning3
RES800Methods of Research3

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