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.
- 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 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 Pre K-4th 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 PreK-4 placement|