Penn State Altoona's Childhood and Early Adolescent Education degree program is offered through the college's Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences. For more information about the division, visit the Division Web site
Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (PK-4 Option)
Recommended Academic Plan
Bold type indicates courses requiring a grade of C or higher.
Italic Bold type indicate courses requiring a grade of C or
higher that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
Must complete at least 3 credits of United States (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL).
W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University's Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
ETM notes a course is required for entrance to major/certification program.
At least one "GN" selection must include a lab.
Summer study could reduce some of the credit loads above.
Academic Advising Notes:
The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum. Please be sure to also use the curriculum checksheets and degree audits as well as consult with an adviser about appropriate scheduling sequences, clearances for field experiences and PRAXIS requirements.
MATH 200 and any 3 credits of GQ are accepted for ETM.
For more information:
Dr. Leigh A. Haefner
Associate Professor of Science Education
Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences
Office: 225 Hawthorn Building