Childhood and Early Adolescent Education

Childhood and Early Adolescent EducationAmerica’s classrooms are changing in many ways, but there are constants, too. Regardless of economic, technological, and demographic shifts, our youngest learners need teachers who are able to design and deliver high-quality instruction in a thoughtful, age-appropriate, caring manner.

Penn State Behrend’s B.S. in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (PK-4 Option) prepares undergraduates to teach children in preschool through fourth grade; the degree meets or exceeds all requirements for Pennsylvania Level I instructional certification. (It also meets or exceed certification requirements for any state that requires a bachelor’s degree.) The curriculum was developed from guidelines recommended by the National Association for Education of Young Children and by standards established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Contact Dr. Meg Burke, Program Chair of Childhood and Early Adolescent Education with any further questions (

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