Why Major in Early Childhood Studies?
Eastern University's undergraduate BS in Early Childhood Studies prepares excellent teachers and educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of early learning settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their chosen field.
- Looking for a program that includes student teaching and is geared toward certification? Check out our BS in Early Childhood Education.
Why Choose Eastern?
- Graduate in 3 Years with Eastern University FastPass!
Expert Professors, Small Classes: Eastern’s curriculum is taught by experienced professionals who are current in Early Childhood Education’s latest developments. Students receive individual attention through small class sizes.
Opportunities for Growth: Students can seamlessly transition in one of our 7 MEd programs or add on one of our many specialist certifications or professional programs.
Relevant, Applicable Training: The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences stays on the cutting-edge of research and best practices in the field and our curriculum incorporates teaching strategies that support and encourage adult learning.
Add a Master's in 1 Year!
- Growth in PA Keys Career Lattice
- Early Childhood Centers
- Certified Teacher in PK-4 grade*
- Continuing Education options
*FAST FACT: The job outlook is currently greater than average for preschool teachers! (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Which Program is Right for Me?
|BS in Early Childhood Studies (this program)||BS in Early Childhood Education|
|Admission GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above||Admission GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above|
|No PDE Basic Skills requirements needed for admission||PDE Basic Skills requirements needed for admission|
|Student teaching not required||Student teaching required|
|Graduates can work toward their certification after graduation||Our Student Teaching Coordinator assists you in obtaining a PK-4 placement|