Program for Working Early Childhood Professionals, B.A., Pre K-4 Certification

Bachelor of Arts

Program Types

School of Education

Colleges / Schools

Education

Departments

Online

Location

Fully Online

Format

The Program for Working Professionals awards a bachelor of arts in PreK-4 and PreK-4 certification. It is a cohort program designed for full time employed early childhood professionals to complete their undergraduate degree with certification to further advance in their careers.

In order to develop into a highly qualified teacher of the young, pre-service teachers must become ignited by the idea of teaching and learning, be involved in a deep practice of the craft and science of teaching, and be carefully coached and mentored in that practice.

The curriculum provides course-based and hands-on experiences that enhances one’s knowledge base and craft of working with diverse children from birth to grade 4. This program is guided by School of Education’s core mission of fostering inclusion, equity, and social justice through teaching. Students learn how to problem solve, innovate, and design culturally sustaining curricula through using inquiry practices. 

Program Features:

  • Convenient
    • Hybrid accelerated courses with classes running 8-weeks fully online
    • Fieldwork completed in your own early childhood setting and a K-4 setting
    • Course schedule provides you the ability to focus on only one course and the lab at a time 
    • Finish Degree Completion and Certification Preparation program requirements  in 2 ½ years
  • Relevant
    • Courses and fieldwork connect theory with practice
    • Courses provide a focus on birth-5 and 6-10 years
  • Supportive
    • Face-to-face meetings with a designated Program Coach
    • Personalized mentoring integrated into courses and fieldwork
    • Engage in professional learning community environment
  • Affordable
    • Special Tuition Rate
    • Opportunity to access T.E.A.C.H. scholarship funding
    • Financial Aid for students who qualify