Early Childhood Education (PK-4) (B.S.Ed.)

Teaching and Learning

Why early childhood education?

Early childhood education enables you to build a strong foundation of child development through your desire to see children learn and grow, while serving as a valuable resource to their family in forging a path for continued learning success.

Department Chairperson
    Molly H. Marnella | 570-389-4425
Department Secretary
    Stacey Potora | 570-389-4032

Teaching and Learning
2221 McCormick Center
Phone: 570-389-4955
Fax: 570-389-3848

Teachers have an impactful role in the life of a developing child through mentoring, advocating and fostering learning. And as the child learner develops, the teacher continues to be a big influence in the classroom as a role model and support mechanism.

Bloomsburg University's early childhood education program provides an opportunity to develop knowledge of the nature of the child, the nature of the school and center, the learning process, general methods of teaching and methods of teaching particular subjects and to provide student teaching experience.

A total of 70 semester hours is taken in required courses. None may be taken on a pass/fail basis. No free electives are available for this program. In addition to the 120-credit requirement for a Bloomsburg University degree, education majors are subject to background checks and passage of PAPA, PECT and any required PRAXIS exams.

Early Childhood Education Admissions

Incoming freshmen must select from one of the following programs.

Students who entered BU prior to Summer 2012

Due to certification changes implemented by the PA Department of Education, be certain you’re using the correct check sheet. Your advisor is not responsible if you are using the incorrect sheet. If you are uncertain, please consult your advisor.

Students enrolled as education majors enter as "Pre-Teacher Education" (PTE) status. In order to register for upper level coursework, including student teaching, students must complete and submit an admission packet. This packet is reviewed in detail during the one-credit introductory course required by each major.

Undergraduate Admission Packet