BS in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4)

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.

Add a Master's in 1 Year!

Complete your BS in 3 or 4 years, then seamlessly add a Master of Education in just 1 additional year!
“Eastern equipped me with the skills I needed to enter the education field while also teaching me how to be the hands and feet of Jesus. I learned and truly believe that educators, especially those who work at the early childhood level, can impact students’ lives in tremendous ways and set them up for an amazing future.”

2020 Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year Christina (Gann) Gomez ’14, MS.  Read More.

Which Program is Right for Me?

    BS in Early Childhood Education (this program) 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 PreK-4 placement Graduates can work toward their certification after graduation

    Faculty Feature: "The Joy of Teaching"

    Nicole McKeownBy Nicole McKeown, Lecturer in Education and Chair of Special Education Program

    During my fifth year as an elementary school teacher, I had a student— let’s call him Jake—who was considered a “behavior problem.” That year, I started calling every student’s home during the first week to introduce myself and share something positive about their child. When I called Jake’s home, his mother answered and said, “What did he do now?” I told her that I just wanted to call to introduce myself and let her know that Jake did really well on his math assessment. The phone went silent. Then his mother said, “You are the first teacher who has ever called home and said something nice about my son.”  Read the full story.