Certification in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4)

Eastern University's Early Childhood Education Certification program prepares excellent teachers and educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of early learning and elementary school 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. This program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining the Certification in Early Childhood Education (PK-4).

Admissions & Retention Requirements

Course Requirements

For course descriptions, see our course catalog.


Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 205 The Developing Child 3
EDUC 234 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 211 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 202 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 306 Science and Health for Children 3
EDUC 308 Teaching Social Studies 3
EDUC 310 Mathematics for the Teacher 3
EDUC 328 Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 380 Communication Arts 3
EDUC 282 Methods of Classroom Management 3
EDUC 204W Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 240 Early Literacy Foundation 3
EDUC 408 Education Seminar w/ Field Experience (110 hrs) 3
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 212 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3