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Early Childhood Education

California University of Pennsylvania

12 months
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
516 USD/credit 15480 USD/year
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The Early Childhood Education program at California University of Pennsylvania is a 100% online graduate program for certified teachers in elementary, special or early childhood education. In this program you will gain and apply in-depth knowledge of child development, families and best teaching practices in a variety of education settings.

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The Early Childhood Education program at California University of Pennsylvania states that as an early childhood education graduate student, you'll have the opportunity to complete an internship in an early childhood/preschool setting under the supervision of a sponsoring organization and the University. 

This internship, contingent upon approval by the program coordinator, is only required if you do not have previous early childhood education experience (i.e., formal work and/or teaching experience working with pre-K to grade 4 children)

Graduate Outcomes

New career opportunities have evolved for teachers with a strong background in early childhood education. This degree will enable you to meet the specific needs of children, and work with parents and other adults to nurture children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. 

Our alumni have gone on to jobs in:

  • Public and private schools' pre-K to grade 4 education programs.
  • Preschool programs.
  • Head Start and child care centers.
  • Parenting and family support programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Childhood CurriculumAnd Assessment
  • Advanced Childhood Development
  • Literacy Development
  • Methods Of Research
  • Standards Aligned Curriculum, Instruction & Assessments
  • Science & Math in Early Childhood

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  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Master's with certification AND Certification Only: Copy of PA teaching certification in elementary, early childhood or special education
  • Applicants in other states will have six months after admission to secure and submit evidence of PA Department of Education certification
  • Master's Only:  Resume will be evaluated on the basis of prior studies and/or significant professional experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 12 months.


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