Early Childhood Programs
Eastern University has two pathways toward earning your Bachelor of Science in an Education Major: BS in Early Childhood Education or BS Early Childhood Studies.
Why Major in Early Childhood Education?
This program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining the Certification in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4). Eastern University's undergraduate Education Program is designed to develop excellent teachers and educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of settings in early and basic education. Students are prepared to communicate effectively, think critically, utilize technology appropriately, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their chosen fields.
Why Major in Early Childhood Studies?
The BS in Early Childhood Studies is designed to help working adults expand career opportunities in the child care field with options for certification from Pre K to 4th grade. Early Childhood Studies does not include student teaching, so no certification is earned during the program. However, the degree does allow students to work toward their certification after graduation.
Which Program is right for me?
|BS in Early Childhood Education
|BS in Early Childhood Studies
|Admission GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above
|Admission GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above
|PDE Basic Skills requirements needed for admission
|No PDE Basic Skills requirements needed for admission
|Student teaching required
|Student teaching not required
|Our Student Teaching Coordinator assists you in obtaining a PK-4 placement
|Graduates can work toward their certification after graduation
- On-Campus in St. Davids: Take courses as a traditional undergraduate at our main campus in St. Davids with course offerings during the weekday and evening hours and participate in co-curricular activities. Live on campus or commute from off campus.
- Online or Blended Evening Classes: We also offer both programs in either a blended on-ground evening class format or completely online classes designed to meet the needs of students who work during the day and do not desire a traditional on-campus experience.
Add an MEd in 1 Year!
- Students can complete their bachelor’s in 3 or 4 years, then seamlessly add a Master of Education in 1 additional year!
3 or 4-Year BS
3-Year BS: Using the new Eastern University FastPass program, students can complete their BS in Early Childhood Education or BS in Early Childhood Studies in only 3 years. This innovative program offers residential undergraduate students two free online summer classes for every year you study with us.
4-Year BS: Our traditional 4-year BS in Early Childhood Education, BS in Early Childhood Studies, BS in Middle Level Education, BS in Special Education with PreK-12 Special Education Certification, and Secondary Certification programs can also be paired with the 1-year MEd.