School of Adult and Graduate Education

Traditional Admissions

Jill E. Purdy, Ed.D
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Program and Chair
610-437-4471 ext. 3419

Cedar Crest Student in the Classroom

Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) Major

The undergraduate early childhood education major will prepare you as a professional educator to teach in grades PreK-4, facing the realities of the 21st century classroom. You will be instructed by a knowledgeable and experienced faculty: All full-time and adjunct faculty members in the education department at Cedar Crest are certified teachers and have at least 5 to 7 years of teaching experience in K-12 classrooms.

This program leads to Level I certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The teacher preparation program at Cedar Crest College is grounded in a strong liberal arts foundation that is aimed at providing our future teachers with a strong background in academic content-area knowledge.

If you wish, you may pursue a dual certification in Early Childhood Education and Special Education (PreK-8). Dual certification is an option that is designed to make the new graduate even more marketable as an elementary teacher.

Program Highlights

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