Early Childhood Education, PreK-4, Master | Duquesne University | Pittsburgh, United States
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Early Childhood Education, PreK-4

12 months
1363 USD/credit 62698 USD/year
1363 USD/credit 62698 USD/year
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The Early Childhood Education, PreK-4 graduate teacher education certification program from Duquesne University is a 46-credit program designed to prepare students for preschool and elementary classrooms in Pennsylvania and in many other states.


Those who are seeking to teach in the early grade levels will acquire the knowledge, skill, and disposition to become an effective leading teacher in the classroom. Those who are currently teaching and looking to teach a different grade level will be prepared with the skills for a smooth transition. In addition to the course work, students in the Early Childhood Education, PreK-4 program from Duquesne University will complete formal classroom visits, known as field experiences, explore different perspectives, and be face-to-face with social justice issues in the field. With Duquesne's premier location, in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, candidates will have the opportunity to visit classrooms in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

In addition to field experiences in local and regional schools, you will have the opportunity to study abroad. As a partner university, Duquesne University students have the opportunity to be placed by IU Global Gateway in an overseas student teaching experience in one of 18 countries. Participating countries include, but are not limited to, Australia, Costa Rica, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and Tanzania.

Learn from experienced faculty, in a highly accredited program

The Early Childhood Education program is guided by Pennsylvania's state standards and by standards of national professional organizations. In addition to the School of Education's national recognition by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), as a point of distinction, this program earned national accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Development Typical and Atypical Development Birth through Age 9
  • Theory Research and Practice
  • Level One and Level Two Field Experience
  • Engaging Families Through Early Literacy Experiences
  • Literacy, Language and Literature
  • Curriculum Design Through Creative Play and the Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


46 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA
  • All international students must receive a score of 550 on the paper version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test or a score of 80 on the internet version of the TOEFL (the TOEFL iBT). International students also have the option to submit the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    62698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    62698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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