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.

Additionally, please review Teacher Certification Frequently Asked Questions and Teacher Certification Brochure.

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