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.

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 
(From July 8th 2022 to July 8th 2025, Basic Skills requirements are waived for students entering preparation programs).

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