2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Early Childhood and Elementary Education
About the Programs
The four-year programs in Early Childhood (PreK-4) is designed to offer students a curriculum of general education and professional and early childhood education theory, application, and practice in teaching children. The curriculum is designed to develop a community of learners who are competent and reflective professionals able to teach any child in any setting.
The courses and extensive field based component develops beginning educator’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to content, the learner and the learning environment, teaching and learning process, and professionalism.
Graduates of the Early Childhood Education Track I program will be eligible to apply for certification to teach in Pre-K to grade 4. Graduates of the Early Childhood Education Track II program will be prepared to work in a variety of education fields not requiring certification. Students interested in this age level can also combine preparation for Special Education certification with Early Childhood (PreK-4) Certification (see Special Education major (p. 1) for details).
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Academic Programs and Courses
Early Childhood Education B.S. - Track I Early Childhood Education Certification (Pre K-4th)
Early Childhood Education B.S. - Track II Early Childhood Education Professional
Early Childhood and Elementary Education Faculty
ECED - Early Childhood Education Courses
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