The Early Childhood (Grades Pre K-4) Teaching Certification program
is dedicated to providing instruction in educational theory balanced with current classroom practices. The program focuses on a value-centered approach toward the preparation of caring, uniquely-qualified candidates to address the needs of diverse populations in today's schools. The Early Childhood (Grades Pre K-4) Teaching Certification curriculum prepares students to teach grades kindergarten through fourth.
View the curriculum and course descriptions required for this certification, learn more about our admission process, or request more information.
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Alvernia's Undergraduate, Masters, Certifications, and Ph.D. programs help you meet the challenges of education with innovative, engaging teaching methodologies. Learn more.
Ellen Engler, B.S., M.S.Ed.
Associate Professor of Education
“The M.Ed. and graduate certification programs at Alvernia University employ a values-centered approach to prepare highly-qualified, caring educators and school leaders. Through coursework and field work, students become ready to address many needs of diverse populations we now see in today’s schools.”
Steph Snavely, M.Ed. ’10
“The M.Ed. program at Alvernia University has provided an academically challenging experience which is relevant to my career as a teacher.”
Michelle Salloum, Special Education Certification ’08
“Alvernia University strives to integrate a variety of different teaching methods to ensure success.”