Early Childhood (Grades Pre K-4) Certification with M.Ed.

The Master of Education with 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.

This program allows students to pursue their Master of Education while getting their Early Childhood (Grades Pre K-4) Teaching Certification at the same time. The curriculum prepares students to teach grades kindergarten through fourth.

View the curriculum and course descriptions required for this program, learn more about our admission process, or request more information.

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Faculty Perspective
Ellen Engler
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.”

Student Profile
MED Classroom

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.”

early childhood (grades pre k-4) certification with m.ed.

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