Note: About Summer II / Fall 2020 Program Changes

In response to changes in certification requirements issued by the Pennslyvania Department of Education, the College of Education and Human Development has modified the program requirements for several academic programs.  These changes, as approved by Temple's Board of Trustees, are effective for students beginning their program in Summer II 2020 or Fall 2020 and beyond.  To ensure students can adequately plan their course of study, the college is posting the revised program requirements.  This information will remain available until the updated 2020-2021 Temple Bulletin is published in August 2020. 

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The Early Childhood program prepares teachers to work in programs serving children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, primary, and early intermediate grades. The program helps students gain an appreciation and understanding of child development and learning, build conceptual and practical expertise about effective instruction, acquire a sound philosophy of education, and develop personally and professionally.

The program's experiential approach to teacher preparation ensures you'll engage early learners through a variety of exciting and diverse field experiences. Work directly with children several times prior to student teaching to gain hands-on experience with children of various ages and backgrounds. Develop your ability to create effective learning strategies that meet the needs of all early learners in support of their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

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Program Contact

Annemarie Hindman, associate professor of psychological studies in education, is faculty coordinator of the Early Childhood Education program.
Phone: 215-204-5589

Teacher with students