Pre-K-4 Certification

The Pre-K-4 certification permits the candidate to teach in early childhood settings as well elementary schools up to grade 4. There are a total of 14 education courses along with the cognate and major courses.  

  • A bachelor’s degree in any major offered at Muhlenberg
    • Required Cognate Courses:
      • 2 courses in mathematics (one must be Fundamentals of Mathematics or Shape & Symmetry)
      • Writing Composition
      • British or American Literature
      • Biology
      • Physical Science
      • Foundations of the Creative Arts
      • World Geography
    • Education Courses:
      • History and Politics of American Education
      • Educational Psychology: Child Learning and Development
      • Introduction to Special Education
      • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
      • Integrating Curriculum and Instruction for Young Learners
      • Theory and Practice of Teaching English Language Learners
      • Language and Early Literacy Education
      • Literacy & Social Studies Education
      • Mathematics Education for Young Learners
      • Science Education for Young Learners
    • Professional Semester:
      • Assessment and Evaluation
      • Professional Studies and Community Educaiton
      • Student Teaching I
      • Student Teaching II

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please complete the form or contact our office at 484-664-3300 to schedule an initial meeting with the Director of Teacher Certification. A copy of your resumé and any transcripts you may have will be helpful in assessing what courses you will need to take.

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