Education Viewbook - Page 2

EDUCATION Most of us have a favorite teacher from our childhoods; maybe it was the teacher who taught you how to read or the one who taught you how to value diversity, or even the one who taught you how to play kickball. If you’re ready to become a future child’s favorite teacher, GMercyU is the place for you! Program Options: • Early Education Degree (PreK-4) If you dream of helping young children develop their social, language and reasoning skills, a degree in early education is the right path for you. Our Early Education teacher certification program focuses on early childhood development and includes a path to PreK-4 Teacher Certification. * • Early Education and Special Education Degree Today’s classrooms require teachers who can meet the needs of all their students, including those with special education needs. By completing a dual major in Early Education (PreK-4) and Special Education (PreK-12), you can earn your PreK-12 Special Education certification in addition to your Early Education PreK-4 teacher certification – in just four years! * • Education Studies Degree If you dream of being a teacher who makes a real and lasting difference in the lives of today’s students, the bachelor’s degree in Education Studies degree at Gwynedd Mercy University is a perfect choice. Here, you will have access to the finest teachers and resources as you develop your teaching and classroom management skills. This program provides preparation in Education without teacher certification. *Education students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA after 48 credits and pass a Basic Skills Assessment Test as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education may apply to be formally admitted to a teacher certification program. Hear from GMercyU faculty and students about what makes GMercyU’s education program one of the best.