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Early Childhood Education

Students seeking certification in early childhood education must complete a major of their choice as well as the College’s program of general education (Learning in Common). If preferred, early childhood education certification candidates may complete a pre-approved interdisciplinary program, which is composed of either eight or nine course units. Students must select Mathematics 125 to fulfill the Learning in Common Quantitative Reasoning (F2) requirement. (Students pursuing early childhood certification who choose a major in math are exempted from this course and requirement.) Students also need an additional half-unit course in math. (Again, students majoring in math are exempted from this requirement.) In the multidisciplinary (M) categories, students must take either History 113 or 114 to fulfill the requirement in Historical Studies (M1); English 101, 102, 103, 104, or 105 to fulfill the Literature (M2) requirement; Education 160 to fulfill the Ultimate Questions (M3) requirement; and both Education 213.2 and 214.2 to complete the Aesthetic Expression (M6) requirement. Early childhood candidates must complete an M4 or M5 (but not both), which may be a part of the major. The requirement not completed – M4 or M5 – is waived. In addition, early childhood candidates must complete only one of the Upper-Division (U) categories, which may be a part of the major.

Early childhood education certification students must complete the professional sequence in early childhood education:

Education
100.2 and 160
Taken in separate semesters in the freshman year; 40-hour field experience for each semester required; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required.
Education
210, 222, and 244
Taken in the fall term of the second year; 40-hour field experience in that semester; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required. Overall QPA of 2.70 required to enroll.
Education
211, 214.2, and 216
Taken in the spring term of the sophomore year. 40-hour field experience in that semester; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required. Overall QPA of 2.70 required to enroll.
Education
212, 323, 324, and 358.2
Taken in fall of the junior year; 75-hour field experience required; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required; overall QPA of 2.70 required to enroll; passing PAPA tests required to enroll.
Education
213.2, 218.2 321, 322, and 358.2
Taken in spring of the junior year; 75-hour field experience required; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required; overall QPA of 2.70 required to enroll; passing PAPA tests required to enroll.
Education
370 and 375-377
Taken in fall of the senior year; clearances and other documents for fieldwork required; overall QPA of 3.0 required to enroll; passing PAPA tests and approval of the Teacher Education Committee are required to enroll.

EDUC 160 is a pre-requisite and EDUC 210 is a co-requisite for EDUC 244. A lab science (F4) course with a grade of C or better is required prior to enrolling in Education 323. Mathematics 125 with a grade of C or better is the prerequisite for Education 322, and an American history course with a grade of C or better is the prerequisite for Education 324.

Handbook:

 

Handbook for the Early Childhood Certification Progam Field Experiences Stage 1-4 (.pdf)

Contact:

For more information about Moravian's early childhood program contact:

Dr. Connie Unger
Associate Professor of Education and Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Education Department 
Moravian College
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
ungerc@moravian.edu

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