What is Early Childhood Education?
The Early Childhood Education program prepares students for a career in teaching children in a Pre-Kindergarten setting through Grade Four. The curriculum includes a distribution of courses in the Arts and Sciences, field connected Education courses, and an academic concentration.
What can I do with a degree in Early Childhood Education?
An early childhood education major enjoys the opportunity for employment in a field that dramatically shapes and influences the lives of children. Early childhood educators enjoy teaching and are capable of teaching skills using a variety of instructional methods. They are flexible, and enjoy an autonomous work environment. Above all, professionals in the field of early childhood education must have a true love of young people. Early Childhood teachers can teach in public and private schools and daycare and preschool settings.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Division of Education of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is to provide high quality programs that produce exemplary educators who are knowledgeable, resourceful, and well prepared to make contributions to the schools and communities in which they work.
What kind of courses will I take?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Early Childhood Education courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Early Childhood Education course descriptions, click here.
Early Childhood Education Links
These links have been provided for those who want more information on both the Pitt-Johnstown Early Childhood Education Program, and the world of Early Childhood Education as a whole.
Pitt-Johnstown Early Childhood Education
Degree Requirement (.pdf)
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Pennsylvania Department of Education
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