Early Childhood PK-4 Post-Bacc Certification
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) certification program at Moravian University prepares knowledgeable and competent professionals to become educational leaders. We provide a comprehensive approach to mentoring pre-service teachers through teaching and research.
Moravian University's early childhood pre-service teachers are knowledgeable about the organization and philosophy of early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices, child development, the pre-kindergarten through fourth grade curriculum, strategies and skills for effective practice and management, the use of data to inform instruction, current skills in the use of educational technology, and the design of successful interventions responsive to the needs of individual children.
Early Childhood certification candidates are required to complete a liberal arts core of studies, an academic major in any discipline, education courses for teacher certification, and a sequence of field experiences that are developmentally appropriate, linked directly to education coursework, and occur in a variety of educational settings.
Admissions and Testing Requirements
Candidates qualify for Early Childhood PK-4 Post-Bacc Certification with an undergraduate degree in any field or discipline. Overall GPA must be 2.7 or above for admission into the program.
Important Program Guidelines
- An overall GPA of 2.7 to take education courses numbered above 510
- An overall GPA of 3.0 to be approved for student teaching
- Completion of all education courses prior to beginning student teaching
- No other courses taken during the student teaching semester
Professional Education Courses Required for Certification
|EDUC 502.2||Intro. to the Education of English Language Learners|
|EDUC 507||Culture, Community & Diversity: Intro. to Critical Pedagogy (40-hour Stage 1&2 Field Experience)|
|EDUC 510||Child Development & Cognition (40-hour Stage 1&2 Field Experience)|
|EDUC 511||Child Development & Cognition (40-hour Stage 1&2 Field Experience)|
|EDUC 512||Data Driven Analysis & Decision Making in ECE|
|EDUC 513.2||Imagination & Creativity in Young Children|
|EDUC 514.2||Music and Movement|
|EDUC 516||Early Childhood Theories, Practices, & Family Partnerships|
|EDUC 518.2||Wellness, Movement & Health for Young Children|
|EDUC 521||Language Arts for Children, PK-Grade 4|
|EDUC 522||Emerging Language & Literacy, PK-Grade 4|
|EDUC 523||PK-Grade 4 Instructional Strategies for Scientific Reasoning|
|EDUC 524||PK-Grade 4 Social Studies|
|EDUC 525||PK-Grade 4 Instructional Strategies for Math Thinking|
|EDUC 534||Including Students with Disabilities|
|EDUC 558.2||Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience (75-hour EDUC 570 Stage 3 Field Experience)|
|EDUC 559.2||Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience (75-hour EDUC 570 Stage 3 Field Experience)|
|EDUC 570||Seminar for ECE – Advocacy, Ethics, Leadership, EDUC 570 Collaboration|
|EDUC 575-7||Student Teaching|
Content Area Tests - required prior to certification
8006 Module 1 - Early Childhood Education PK-Grade 4
8007 Module 2 - Early Childhood Education PK-Grade 4
8008 Module 3 - Early Childhood Education PK-Grade 4
Visit this site for information on these assessments - https://www.pa.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/PA006_TestPage.html
Test scores should be reported to Moravian University (RA2418) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Inquiries about the application process for Post-Bacc Secondary Certification should be directed to the Graduate Education Student Experience Mentor - Melissa Stough, Student Experience Mentor at email@example.com.
Inquiries about coursework and other academic components of the Post-Bacc PK-4 program should be directed to Dr. Laurie Kahn @ firstname.lastname@example.org