About Professional Studies in Education
Make a crucial impact on the intellectual growth of young children.
If you're interested in alternatives careers in education and are not seeking Pennsylvania teaching certification, a bachelor's degree in Professional Studies in Education is the right fit for you. At California University of Pennsylvania, you'll gain the comprehensive knowledge and skills you need to thrive in a career working with young children.
This non-certificate Bachelor of Education program combines classroom learning with real-world experiences, including a six-credit internship that will introduce you to career opportunities such as child daycare assistant, classroom aide, docent, program planner and more.
Students who do not pursue teaching certification at the undergraduate level may later choose to pursue certification in Cal U's pre-K to grade 4 master's degree program. Students also may earn a master's degree in school counseling or clinical mental health counseling in a five-year accelerated program.
Discover Cal U's top standards for teacher education.
- This bachelor's degree program follows the high standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
- Our coursework and experiences also adhere to the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC).
- Cal U's teacher education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Learn about our accelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree program.