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 PK 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.

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!

Why Major in Education at Eastern University?


  • 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