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Education: PreK - 4 Major

Education: PreK - 4 Major

Education with Teaching Certification in Grades PreK-4 at Messiah College

Messiah College’s early childhood (PreK- 4) education degree program prepares you to teach in preschools and grades K-4 in public and private schools.

We believe that teachers are problem-solving professionals. So, our early childhood education major develops your abilities to think, solve problems and make decisions in critical areas of education such as instructional planning, instructional delivery, assessment and classroom management.

Early childhood education major distinctives
Career options for early childhood education majors
Internship and teaching opportunities for early childhood education majors

In addition to your education coursework, you develop a broad knowledge base by studying a wide variety of subjects such as mathematics, history, biology, literature, foreign language, psychology and the arts. As an education student, you also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of an academic subject of your choice by completing a 12-credit disciplinary focus.

Teaching experience

As you go through our Bachelor of Science degree program that prepares you to teach early childhood education, you will combine your passion for teaching the youngest learners (pre-kindergarten through grade 4) with experience working at Messiah College’s on-site Early Learning Center (ELC). At the ELC you’ll assume administrative responsibilities, design the curriculum and implement instruction.

As you progress further through the education program, you also have extensive, supervised field opportunities offered off-campus in a variety of school, classroom and demographic settings throughout central Pennsylvania.

Proven success

Our 100 percent pass rate on the Praxis II: Professional Knowledge Exam is just one indication of how well Messiah College prepares education students for teaching certification and jobs in early childhood education. Human resource recruiters seek out Messiah graduates, and school administrators who interview and hire our education graduates give consistently positive feedback about their instructional design skills.

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Students in the early childhood education program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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