Early Childhood Education B.S.
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The B.S. in Early Childhood Education degree program prepares students for careers in teaching, serving pupils from pre-kindergarten through 4th grade in schools, childcare settings, and child-focused agencies. The professional core courses, competencies, and experiences for the PreK-4 teacher preparation program develop teachers who are prepared to serve children and their families. The program also offers a concentration in Special Education for those who want to work with children facing learning and developmental challenges.

Graduates are certified to teach in preschool, kindergarten, and primary classrooms from grades 1-4 in Pennsylvania.

The initial teacher preparation and advanced educator programs in the School of Education and Social Sciences have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Contact Information

Susan W. Parker, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Education 
parkers@rmu.edu
412-397-6245

Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed. 
Department Head, Education 
donne@rmu.edu
412-397-5465

Admission Requirements

To receive acceptance to Robert Morris University's education programs, students must meet one of the following sets of academic criteria listed here:

Additional admission requirements for RMU education programs are available on this page.

Additional Program Details

Consisting of education alumni, teachers, and school administrators, the Education Advisory Board provides advice and input on the curriculum and program requirements to help keep RMU at the cutting edge of teacher education.

Enrolled Students

An enrolled student is admitted to a teacher preparation program but has not completed the program during the academic year. Demographic information on enrolled students is here:

All student teachers complete a Teacher Work Sample (TWS) assignment, which demonstrates professional competencies, skills, and knowledge acquired during the teacher education program. The Aggregate Teacher Work Sample Ratings are here:

Program Completers

An individual who completed the program during the academic year is a program completer and not an enrolled student. Information on program completers are here:

Students must demonstrate professional competency knowledge by passing the Praxis or PECT exam in the content/discipline area. To see information on the Praxis II and PECT results for program completers from 2012-2017, click here.

Each student teacher is formally observed at least three times to assess their preparedness for the classroom. Written evaluations by the University Supervisor are scored using the PDE 430 Statewide Evaluation Form for Student Professional Knowledge. Program completers' PDE 430 ratings are here:

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Child Development
Early Literacy & Language Development
Student Teaching Seminar
Major Credits
81
Early Childhood Education, Special Education
Core Credits
39
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
0

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