Learn to make a big impact on young students from all backgrounds. Wilkes' Elementary and Early Childhood Education program prepares you to become a skilled teacher with comprehensive instruction and real-world classroom experiences.
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Why Study Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Wilkes?
Our Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree leads to certification for prekindergarten through fourth grade (PK-4) in Pennsylvania as well as other states. You'll benefit from our small class size and personal attention from experienced faculty members. At Wilkes, you'll begin participating in field experiences in public and private pre-K-4 classrooms as early as your first semester. These experiences will be in-person as well as virtual.
What Will You Learn as an Elementary and Early Childhood Education Major?
- You'll gain knowledge of best teaching practices, pedagogy and lesson planning, as well as techniques to ensure you meet the diverse needs of all your students.
- Our curriculum has a strong focus on reading and literacy, classroom management, differentiation of instruction, inclusionary practices and connection with pre-K-12 partners. You'll learn to be a collaborator and an exceptional communicator.
- You'll benefit from real-world classroom experience, putting into practice what you have learned in your classes.
- You'll learn how technology can enhance the classroom experience for a diverse population of students.