University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Early Childhood Education

Primary Plus: PreK-4 Teacher Certification

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Academic Prerequisites

Prerequisite Credits
College Level Mathematics (or the equivalent) 3
Science Laboratory or Field Course 3
US History 3
Child Development 3

Education Prerequisites

Education prerequisites must be taken prior to beginning Summer Term of the program.

The following approved clearances are required before taking Introduction to Early Childhood Education (IL 1041) and Foundations of Special Education (IL 1580): 1) Federal Criminal History Record, 2) Act 34 – PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and 3) Act 33/151 PA Child Abuse History. Forms may be obtained in 5300 Wesley Posvar Hall or from our clearances information page.

Prerequisite Credits
Introduction to Early Childhood Education (Clearances required) 3
Math for Elementary Teachers 3
Foundations of Special Education 3
Young English Language Learners 3
Language and Literature for the Young Child 3
Teaching Health and Wellness 3