May 19, 2024  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2013-2014 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early and Primary Teacher Education, M.S. Degree

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The Early and Primary Teacher Education program contains courses whose objectives focus specifically on the early care and education of young children, ages 0-9.

There are 190 hours of field experiences prior to student teaching. Specific courses and/or course objectives meet the adaptations and accommodations and ELL competencies. The program leads to Pennsylvania Pre K-4 teacher certification and the Pennsylvania Director’s Credential.

The Early Childhood and Primary Teacher Education program offers three options. Option 1 is for students who hold a prior degree and teacher certification in Early Care and Education and who are returning for advanced studies in the field; option 2 is for students who hold a valid degree and certificate in another field, such as elementary education; and option 3 is for students who hold a degree in a content area unrelated to education and do not hold teacher certification. Students in options 1 and 2 will pursue a Master of Science degree. This Master of Science degree requires 36 credits in course work. The Master of Science degree is awarded to students in option 3, and requires 52 credits in course work.

Note: Students must pass the requisite PECT test(s), which are mandated by the Pennsylvania Dept of Education in addition to the curricular requirements.

Below is the program of study for the three options. All students who are pursuing a Master’s degree must complete the research and foundation course requirements and pass a comprehensive examination.


Research Course Requirement (3 credits)

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