Early Childhood and Reading Department
Dr. Mary Jo Melvin
This 18-credit graduate certificate in arts infusion has been designed to meet the needs of pre-service and in-service educators, artists who desire to work in school settings, and administrators as they strive to enliven content with feeling through the arts. Advocates of the whole child agree that strong arts programs result in strong schools. This certificate will immerse the participants in all of the major art forms: music, dance, drama, visual arts and media arts. Participants will design instruction using current curricula and state and national standards, both in content areas and in the arts.
Edinboro University’s graduate degree in Early Childhood Education will prepare practicing and pre-service teachers to work with children from birth through grade 3 by aligning their work to best practices and research. The master's degree is offered online with a one-week summer residency on campus. Students in the Early Childhood Master’s program may also pursue Early Childhood certification* (as an add-on or initial certification).
*This certification may not be recognized by any other state.
Edinboro University’s Master of Education in Reading program qualifies students for certification as a reading specialist (upon passing the PRAXIS exam). This professional training is essential in diagnosing and helping children overcome reading disabilities and in promoting developmental and interventional reading practices in schools.
Edinboro University’s Reading Specialist Certificate program prepares students for certification as a reading specialist (upon passing the PRAXIS exam). This professional training is essential in diagnosing and helping children overcome reading disabilities, as well as in promoting developmental and interventional reading practices in schools.
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Special Education and Early Childhood is intended for those who are interested in obtaining dual certification in both Early Childhood and Special Education. A person receiving this degree is qualified to teach grades P-4 in Early Childhood classrooms and grades P-8 in Special Education settings. This dual certification provides a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in the public school system.
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Early Childhood is intended for those who are interested in teaching young children grades P-4 in the public or private schools. The carefully planned clinical experiences in a variety of educational settings successfully prepares them to enter the world of professional educators.
The Associate of Science degree in Preschool Education is intended for those who are interested in preschool education. It also serves as an excellent program easily transitioning into the four year Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood.
The Dyslexia Intervention minor provides students with critical information related to dyslexia and dyslexia intervention. Topics addressed include foundational language and literacy concepts, the identification of students with dyslexic characteristics, principles of structured language teaching, and research-based intervention techniques. The minor can be coordinated with virtually any academic discipline.