America’s classrooms are changing in many ways, but there are constants, too. Regardless of economic, technological, and demographic shifts, our youngest learners need teachers who are able to design and deliver high-quality instruction in a thoughtful, age-appropriate, and caring manner.
Penn State Behrend’s B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree and teacher certification program prepare you to teach children in preschool through fourth grade. The degree meets or exceeds all requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education for Pennsylvania Level I instructional certification. (It also meets or exceeds certification requirements for any state that requires a bachelor’s degree.)
Why Penn State Behrend?
At Penn State Behrend, you’ll get the best of both worlds: Penn State’s B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education program is award-winning and nationally ranked, giving you a degree recognized around the world. At the same time, Behrend’s size and location make it possible for you to pursue your degree among a small group of students, which allows you to build lasting relationships with your peers and your faculty as you gain teaching experience at rural, urban, and suburban schools.
Penn State Behrend’s degree program, in affiliation with Penn State’s College of Education, is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association for Education of Young Children, Middle States, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.