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Early Childhood/Elementary Education: PK-4, Early Childhood Concentration, BSEd

The Early Childhood/Elementary Education: PK-4, Early Childhood Concentration, BSEd program is designed for students who desire to work in a day care center and not as a teacher in a public school.

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What Will I Learn?

The focus of all core courses is the development of children and the ways to meet the needs of all students. Core course curriculum is guided by National Association for the Education of Young Children standards.

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What are the requirements for this degree?

All students in an undergraduate major at Shippensburg University must complete general education requirements. This program requires 60 credits of professional core courses as well as 15 credits of electives, allowing you to pursue topics that interest you.


Minors such as art or psychology that relate to this field can be great complements to the major. You are encouraged to enroll in minors that explain their knowledge to children up to the age of five.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Students with this degree can work in daycares across Pennsylvania. Employment can be secured in social work, child and youth care or other related fields.

Contact the Teacher Education Department Shippen Hall 214 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1688 Fax: (717) 477-4046