Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Preschool Education, AS

Location(s): California Campus, Clarion Campus, Edinboro Campus, Online

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The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education prepares preschool teachers and assistants for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the area of preschool education. Upon completion of 60 credit hours, the candidate is granted an Associate of Science degree in Preschool education.

Advisement Sheet  

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Candidates will apply knowledge of child development and learning in context to create a caring community of learners (NAEYC Standard 1).
  • Candidates will engage in reciprocal partnerships with families and fostering community connections (NAEYC Standard 2).
  • Candidates will observe, document, and assess children’s development and learning (NAEYC Standard 3).
  • Candidates will utilize instructional strategies to promote children’s development and learning (NAEYC Standard 4).
  • Candidates will apply knowledge in the  content areas to plan and implement an engaging curriculum designed to meet goals that are important and meaningful for children, families, and the community in the present as well as the future (NAEYC Standard 5).

Curriculum Requirements

General Education


  • Applied Methodologies - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Intercultural Fluency Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Ethical Reasoning - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Information Literacy - Any Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Writing Intensive - ECEE 2440  Credit Hours: 3

Free Electives

  • Any Course Credit Hours: 6


Total Credits: 60

Depending on the program of study, students may need to complete additional credits to ensure the total credit hour requirement is met.

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