The Early Childhood-Special Education (pre K-4) program is designed to prepare teachers to work in programs servicing children in nursery school, kindergarten, primary, and intermediate grades. It is designed to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of children, develop personally and professionally, and acquire a sound philosophy of education.
By working directly with children several times prior to student teaching, the student can study the reactions of children of various ages to different situations and thereby gain insight into the creation of learning situations and the planning of teaching procedures which meet the needs of children.
Students must be accepted into the certification program prior to taking professional certification methods courses (see adviser). Observation, participation, and teaching within the practicum are further extended during student teaching where competency of teaching skills is demonstrated
All College of Education teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Pennsylvania Department of Education approves programs leading to certification and maintains reciprocity agreements with many of the states in the region.
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