Early Childhood Education Concentration

About the Program

Lock Haven University is offering Early Childhood Education Concentration courses that will meet the new requirements for continuing education for PreK Early Childhood Educators.  These courses can be taken separately or can be taken as the elective coursework for one of our other online Master of Education Programs (Alternative Education and Teaching and Learning).  The Early Childhood courses and both MED programs are offered 100% Online.

Admission Process

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Online Application (Application)
    A $25.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee will be required.
  • Official Transcripts from Undergraduate Degree Granting Institution
    (LHU graduates do not need to request transcripts. Graduate Admissions will request transcripts upon receipt of completed applications for LHU graduates.)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of Teaching Certificate (If Applicable)
    Teacher Certification is NOT a requirement for admission.
  • Writing Sample
    Review a pertinent scholarly journal article or report published in a recent professional journal. Include the problem or issue, the author's viewpoint and supporting ideas. Also include your professional opinion in the final paragraphs of the essay. Your essay should not exceed 300 words. (You must submit a copy of the full text of the article along with your essay.)


The Early Childhood Education Concentration 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.