The Early Childhood Education program prepares teacher candidates for rewarding teaching positions, serving the PreK- 4 population (from birth - age 9), in schools, childcare settings, and child focused agencies across the country. Graduates are certified to teach in preschool, kindergarten, and primary classrooms, grades 1-4 in Pennsylvania. The professional core courses, competencies and experiences for the PreK- 4 teacher preparation program develop teachers who are prepared to serve/value our most precious commodity, our children, and their families. Throughout the program RMU's teacher candidates will develop personal and professional competencies by participating in both theoretical and practical/applied experiences in local, national, and international settings. All teacher candidates complete a set of core experiences in professional education including participation in guided fieldwork.
This degree can also be combined with a Special Education certification.
Note: The Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) and Middle Level Education (4-8) Pennsylvania programs. These programs have replaced the previous Pennsylvania Elementary Education (K-6) certification program. Either of the Early Childhood or Middle Level degree programs can be combined with Special Education (PreK-8) for a dual degree.
Courses fall into one of four categories: Robert Morris University Core, Major, Professional Education, and Special Education/English Language Learner (ELL). Click to see a list of courses for Early Childhood Education.
Comprehensive, continuous academic advising is crucial for your success as you work your way through the teacher certification program. In order to ensure your success, you are assigned an academic advisor and will meet with him or her at least once per semester from the time you enter Robert Morris University to the time you complete student teaching and complete all degree requirements for graduation.