Early Childhood Education, BS


Early Childhood Education, BS

Experiences early in life have a lasting impact on later learning, wellbeing, and success.

The Early Childhood Education program prepares candidates to support the learning and development of all young children, including those who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse through family and community partnerships.  The program focuses on using developmentally effective approaches to build a meaningful curriculum for young children.

The Early Childhood Education program leads to a bachelor’s degree and the New York State initial teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 2).

The program can be completed on the Pleasantville or the New York City campus.


In addition to the major in Childhood Education, candidates choose and complete a 30-credit concentration from one of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • LOTE (Languages other than English) (NY only)
  • Math

The Early Childhood Education program is considered a full-time program, and candidates progress through the program as a cohort, with required education courses offered in specific semesters. This means that the School of Education has a very high on-time graduation rate. It also means that candidates may not reduce their education program to fewer than four years of study. Transfer students seeking to major in Childhood Education should meet with a School of Education advisor upon admission to the University.

In New York, contact Nancy Campoverde, 212-618-6957 or email ncampoverde@pace.edu; in Pleasantville, contact Linda Guyette, 914-773-3571 or email lguyette@pace.edu.

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