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University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown    
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog 
  Jul 07, 2022
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Early Childhood Education, BS

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Early Childhood Education Major (125 credits)

Students who complete all program requirements, meet graduation requirements, and pass all required certification tests will be certified in Pennsylvania to teach grades pre-school through 4th. Certification requirements vary in other states, but Pennsylvania certification typically is accepted by most states for initial employment. Prospective undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate students seeking certification only may find the most current information on program course requirements in the Division’s Program Handbook. The following is a summarized description of program requirements.

Pre-Education Curriculum Consists of General Education and Educational Studies:

Students typically take the following pre-education credits during their freshman and sophomore years.

  • University Scholarship (1 credit)
  • English Composition (6 credits)
  • English Literature (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (15 credits)
  • Humanities (12 credits)
  • Social Sciences (12 credits)
  • Educational Studies (18 credits)

Upper-Level Early Childhood Education Curriculum:

All courses in the upper-level early childhood education curriculum must be taken at Pitt-Johnstown. The first three terms involve methods courses and field placements. The final term is reserved for student teaching and the student teaching seminar.

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