Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification


Prekindergarten to 4

The Pre-K-4 certification program in Pennsylvania will have the first group of graduates in 2014.  This new certification permits the candidate to teach in early childhood settings as well as elementary schools up to grade 4.  The program contains many of the same courses found in the original Kindergarten to 6th grade guidelines with an increase in the number of education courses.  There are now 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
    • Studies in Professional Education
    • Student Teaching I
    • Student Teaching II

If you are interested, please contact our office to schedule an initial meeting with Dr. Priscilla Howard. A copy of your resume and any transcripts you may have will be helpful in assessing what courses you will need to take. Additionally, you might want to download these files:

Frequently Asked Questions about the Teacher Certification Program

Teacher Certification Brochure

Muhlenberg College Education Department Student Handbook

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