PA Director Credential
The Director Credential is designed for directors and administrators of early childhood and school-age programs in Pennsylvania that are part of the Keystone STARS program. Graduate courses in Early Childhood Education at Lock Haven University can be taken to complete this Credential.Lock Haven University offers five 100% online graduate courses in Early Childhood Education. Students pursuing the Director Credential take one required course and two electives (9 credits) to apply toward the Credential. These 9 credits can also be counted toward the elective course options of Lock Haven University's Online Masters of Education degrees in Teaching and Learning, and Alternative Education. Completion of three Early Childhood courses can also earn the degree seeking student a Concentration in Early Childhood Education.
All courses are taught by full-time, tenured Early Childhood Education faculty. All Early Childhood Education faculty hold their doctoral degrees and are experienced classroom teachers. They are actively involved in professional associations and presentations at conferences throughout the state, as well as nationally and internationally. They are dedicated teachers in the college as well as in the early childhood classrooms. Their open door policy means that they are always available to answer your questions, help you solve problems and prepare you for your future teaching career.
Nationally Accredited Through NCATE|
All Early Childhood Education Courses, and Master of Education programs offered by Lock Haven are fully accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The courses are aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Aside from the certification process the program provides skill and knowledge sets indicative of an accomplished teacher.
Before beginning coursework , those interested in pursuing the Director Credential using Early Childhood Education graduate classes at Lock Haven University should contact —
Elizabeth E. Manlove,
For general information about Lock Haven University graduate programs, financial aid, online delivery and the admissions process, please contact:
The PA Keys offers a college tuition reimbursement voucher that can be applied toward courses taken for the Director Credential. Further information is available at:
Application for Director Credential:
While coursework for the Director Credential is completed at Lock Haven University, the Credential is awarded by the PA Keys. The student is responsible for applying for the Director Credential directly to the PA Key. Information on the application process is available on the PA Keys website: http://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx?page=Career_Degrees
Students can register for these courses as a non-degree seeking student in a matter of minutes, via the online Walk-in Registration form. For more information visit the website at: Walk-In Registration Graduate Enrollment Information in an M.Ed. Program:For information on enrolling in either the MED Alternative Education or Teaching and Learning click here.
ECED 605 Advanced Child Development
ECED 610 Childhood Play: Theory and Practice
ECED 615 Family, Community & Educational Collaboration
ECED 620: Assessment, Observation, and Evaluation
ECED 625: Leadership in Early Childhood Education
This program takes advantage of leading edge technology to deliver the curriculum. Streaming audio, streaming video, threaded discussion, journaling, real-time chat discussions, document sharing and other instructional methods make it possible to create active and engaged learning communities. The discussions are tremendously engaging and the opportunities for learners to explore areas of interest and bring findings back to classmates for discussion, input and feedback are highly valuable to the process.
Test Drive the On-line Delivery System
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