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The Education department offers multiple programs to equip future teachers for successful careers. Teachers are the most impactful people in the lives of students. Whether learning how to read, write, or calculate high-level math, students benefit from the expertise and skill of their teachers. Therefore, the Education department at the University of Valley Forge (UVF) is committed to preparing you to become a competent, insightful, caring, and inspiring teacher.

Bachelor’s Degrees

The Early Childhood Education program at the University of Valley Forge prepares qualified graduates to receive Pennsylvania state teaching certification in grades PreK-4. We offer the following three tracks: PreK-4 public certification with PreK-8 Special Education (if desired); PreK-4 private certification; PreK- 4 non-certification.

The Middle Level English/Language Arts and Reading program at the University of Valley Forge prepares qualified graduates to receive Pennsylvania state teaching certification in grades 4 – 8. This certification enables graduates to teach general subjects in grades 4-5 and English/Language Arts and Reading in grades 6-8. We offer the following three tracks: grades 4-8 public certification with PreK-8 Special Education (if desired); grades 4-8 private certification; grades 4-8 non-certification.

The Secondary English Education program at the University of Valley Forge prepares qualified graduates to receive Pennsylvania state teaching certification to teach English/Language Arts in grades 7-12. We offer the following three tracks: Secondary English 7-12 public certification; Secondary English 7-12 private certification; Secondary English 7-12 non-certification.

Minors

CMS 233 Educational Technology 3 cr

ECE 103 Child Development 3 cr

ECE 123 Foundations, Principles, and Practices of Early Childhood Education 3 cr

ECE 204 Methods and Materials 3 cr

EDU 443 Classroom Management 3 cr

SPE 223 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3 cr

CMS 233 Educational Technology 3 cr

EDU 113 Adolescent Development 3 cr

EDU 263 Principles of Adolescent Education 3 cr

EDU 443 Classroom Management 3 cr

SEC 373 Secondary English Curriculum and Methodologies 3 cr

SPE 223 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3 cr

Associate Degrees

The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students to assist or lead in early childhood settings. Graduates of this program may pursue careers as teaching assistants, lead teachers or administrators at preschools and child care centers, or as individual aides or caregivers for children with special needs.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • Administrator
  • Professor

Whether you dream about teaching in early childhood, middle level, or secondary education, UVF will prepare you to serve and teach future generations.

 

For further information about a degree in Education, contact Department Chair
Dr. Marianne Modica, Ph.D.
m_modica@valleyforge.edu
610.917.1495