Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.)


Bloomsburg University's Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program provides theoretical and practical experiences future teachers need to meet the challenges of educating the youth of our country. The graduate program is 54-graduate credits hours, which includes a practicum experience (3 credits) and a capstone student teaching experience (6 credits).

An additional choice is the Master's in PK-4 without certification. This program is designed for certified teachers interested in additional theoretical and analytical knowledge in the area of PK-4.

M.Ed. Graduate Program Requirements Packet

Must be completed by the end of TWO semesters. Please see your advisor as soon as possible for guidance with the completion of this requirement. Please be advised, it's ultimately your responsibility to get this packet completed and into the early childhood and adolescent education office within the timeframe outlined in the packet.

  • Your advisor will assist you but will not complete the packet for you.

Early Childhood Education PK-4

Program Coordinator
Thomas Starmack, Ed.D | tstarmac@bloomu.edu

College of Education
1100 MCHS McCormick Center
Phone: 570-389-4878
Fax: 570-389-3848

 

 

PK-4 (M.Ed.) without Certification

A complete application packet includes: (all materials should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Studies)

  • A completed graduate school application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) (minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA for full admission)
  • Letter of Intent
  • A current Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of a valid Teaching Certificate

Additional Program Requirements

  • Additional Program Requirement – once accepted into the program (see program coordinator)
  • Completion of GPS (Graduate Professional Seminar) in first semester

PK-4 (M.Ed.) with Certification

A complete application packet includes: (all materials should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Studies)

  • A completed graduate school application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) (minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA for full admission)
  • Letter of Intent
  • A current Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Additional Program Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship to be certified to teach in Pennsylvania
  • Program Requirements – once accepted into the program (see program coordinator)
  • Graduate Program Requirement Packet (Gold Packet)
  • Clearances (Act 34, Act 151, FBI Fingerprinting, and Act 24)
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • TB test
  • Completion of GPS (Graduate Professional Seminar) in first semester

 

Out-of-state Licensure and Certification

Bloomsburg University is approved to offer Education programs that lead to certification in Pennsylvania. While we regularly monitor licensure/certification laws in each state, state requirements are subject to change without notice. If you are interested in certification outside of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program and during your program of study. Please visit http://intranet.bloomu.edu/state-authorization and https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html for more information. If you are planning to teach in New Jersey, please note that you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance based assessment. It is strongly recommended that you contact the school district(s) of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for more information specific to New Jersey.