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Early Childhood Education Schools in Pennsylvania

There are 37 Pennsylvania schools offering early childhood education programs. In 2010, 712 students graduated with degrees from Pennsylvania early childhood education schools. 417 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 197 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 628 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education each year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from early childhood education programs. Out of those, 23 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 197 with a degree at the associate's level, 417 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 75 with a master's level degree.

37 early childhood education schools are located in Pennsylvania. Out of these, while 16 schools are public, 21 schools are private. While private early childhood education school tuition varies from $13,088 to $42,342, public early childhood education school tuition varies from $7,456 to $8,312.

Average tuition for programs in early childhood education is $21,360. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,456 per year, is at the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the highest tuition for programs in early childhood education, which is $42,342 every year, is at Bucknell University.

Pennsylvania early childhood education schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

On average, 628 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education each year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from early childhood education programs. Out of those, 23 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 197 with a degree at the associate's level, 417 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 75 with a master's level degree.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 18
  • Certificate 2007: 10
  • Certificate 2008: 17
  • Certificate 2009: 35
  • Certificate 2010: 23
  • Associate 2006: 136
  • Associate 2007: 171
  • Associate 2008: 154
  • Associate 2009: 185
  • Associate 2010: 197
  • Bachelor 2006: 338
  • Bachelor 2007: 296
  • Bachelor 2008: 345
  • Bachelor 2009: 350
  • Bachelor 2010: 417
  • Master 2006: 16
  • Master 2007: 34
  • Master 2008: 28
  • Master 2009: 41
  • Master 2010: 75

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Pennsylvania

Schools in this state offer a total of 67 early childhood education programs. Of these programs, around 44.8% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Pennsylvania

  • Certificate: 9
  • Associate: 18
  • Bachelor: 30
  • Master: 10

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17010
  • 25th Percentile: 19760
  • Median: 24250
  • 75th Percentile: 30100
  • 90th Percentile: 37580

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15940
  • 25th Percentile: 17120
  • Median: 19390
  • 75th Percentile: 22910
  • 90th Percentile: 27380

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31540
  • 25th Percentile: 41090
  • Median: 52110
  • 75th Percentile: 67060
  • 90th Percentile: 80010

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35450
  • 25th Percentile: 42300
  • Median: 53230
  • 75th Percentile: 67530
  • 90th Percentile: 81360

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20350
  • Median Salary 2007: 22110
  • Median Salary 2008: 22970
  • Median Salary 2009: 23980
  • Median Salary 2010: 24250
  • Total Employed 2006: 15510
  • Total Employed 2007: 15050
  • Total Employed 2008: 14020
  • Total Employed 2009: 12000
  • Total Employed 2010: 11380

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17290
  • Median Salary 2007: 17950
  • Median Salary 2008: 18460
  • Median Salary 2009: 18950
  • Median Salary 2010: 19390
  • Total Employed 2006: 27690
  • Total Employed 2007: 27380
  • Total Employed 2008: 29840
  • Total Employed 2009: 31570
  • Total Employed 2010: 32530

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47250
  • Median Salary 2007: 47250
  • Median Salary 2008: 48990
  • Median Salary 2009: 48560
  • Median Salary 2010: 52110
  • Total Employed 2006: 7770
  • Total Employed 2007: 7570
  • Total Employed 2008: 7740
  • Total Employed 2009: 6810
  • Total Employed 2010: 6530

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50905
  • Median Salary 2007: 52680
  • Median Salary 2008: 51310
  • Median Salary 2009: 51920
  • Median Salary 2010: 53230
  • Total Employed 2006: 11020
  • Total Employed 2007: 11080
  • Total Employed 2008: 12590
  • Total Employed 2009: 11160
  • Total Employed 2010: 10030

Pennsylvania vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

Pennsylvania vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

  • Employed in Pennsylvania: 4.379% (60470)

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1. The Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319-0200
(610) 399-2000

The Cheyney University of Pennsylvania offers one program in early childhood education and it is in the suburbs of Cheyney, Pennsylvania. It is a historically black, public, 4-year institution.

2. Valley Forge Christian College

1401 Charlestown Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 935-0450

Valley Forge Christian College is located in the suburbs of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. VFCC offers two early childhood education programs. Of those, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education by this school and one bachelor's level early childhood education degree. This very small school is a 4-year institution.

3. The McCann School of Business and Technology

2650 Woodglen Road
Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-7622

The McCann School of Business and Technology is in Pottsville, PA and it offers one early childhood education program.

4. The University of Scranton

800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4629
(570) 941-7400

The University of Scranton is in the center of Scranton. This school offers two early childhood education programs. More specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level early childhood education degree and one degree at the master's level in early childhood education. Scranton is a 4-year institution.

5. Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196
(610) 606-4666

Cedar Crest College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1867. This school, which is 2.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Allentown, PA. This liberal arts college offers students 15 certificates, 62 degrees at the bachelors level, and four degrees at the masters level. 1,666 students sought degrees from the 71 programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects including biomedical engineering and political science. Cedar Crest is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

6. Juniata College

1700 Moore St
Huntingdon, PA 16652-2196
(814) 641-3000

Juniata College offers one early childhood education program and it is in town of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

7. Lock Haven University

401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745-2390
(570) 484-2011

Lock Haven University offers two early childhood education programs. Of those, it offers students one associate's level early childhood education degree and one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education. 5,451 students seek degrees in 50 programs at the Haven, overall.

8. Albright College

1621 N. 13th St.
Reading, PA 19612-5234
(610) 921-2381

Albright College offers one early childhood education program and Albright, which is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Reading, PA. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, Albright is the fourth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education.

9. Cabrini College

610 King of Prussia Rd
Radnor, PA 19087-3698
(610) 902-8100

Cabrini College offers one program in early childhood education and it is in the suburbs of Radnor, Pennsylvania. It is a 4-year institution.

10. PJA School

7900 W Chester Pke
Upper Darby, PA 19082-1917
(610) 789-6700

PJA School is a for-profit 2-year institution, founded in 1981. This school is located in the suburbs of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Students are offered eight certificates and three associates level degrees by it. In 2010, 406 students pursued degrees from the nine programs at this school. It offers subjects including legal assisting and healthcare. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits it.

11. The Clarion University of Pennsylvania

840 Wood St
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 393-2000

The Clarion University of Pennsylvania offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, this school offers one early childhood education degree at the associate's level to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in early childhood education. This mid-sized school is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania. In terms of programs, this school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education.

12. Wilson College

1015 Philadelphia Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201-1285
(717) 264-4141

Wilson College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1869. It is located in town of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Wilson offers students ten associates level degrees, 30 degrees at the bachelors level, and one degree at the masters level. In 2010, 790 students pursued degrees from the 34 programs at WC. It offers subjects such as healthcare, education, and sociology. Wilson is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This school is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

13. Grove City College

100 Campus Dr
Grove City, PA 16127-2104
(724) 458-2000

Grove City College offers one program in early childhood education. This school is a 4-year institution.

14. Messiah College

One College Ave
Grantham, PA 17027
(717) 766-2511

Founded in 1909, Messiah College is a 4-year institution. Messiah is in the suburbs of Grantham, Pennsylvania. This school offers subjects including elementary education, liberal arts, and communications. Students are offered one certificate, 64 bachelors level degrees, and two masters level degrees by this school. In 2010, 2,932 students pursued degrees from the 66 programs at this liberal arts college. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits this school. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

15. The West Chester University of Pennsylvania

University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-1000

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania is located in the suburbs of West Chester, Pennsylvania. WCU offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education by it and one degree at the master's level in early childhood education. Overall, 14,490 students pursue degrees in 100 programs at WCU.

16. Mount Aloysius College

7373 Admiral Peary Hwy
Cresson, PA 16630-1999
(814) 886-4131

Mount Aloysius College is in Cresson, PA. It offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, this school offers students one associate's level early childhood education degree and one bachelor's level early childhood education degree. Overall, 1,611 students pursue degrees in 31 MAC programs. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education programs.

17. Chestnut Hill College

9601 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693
(215) 248-7000

Chestnut Hill College, which is near the center of the city, is in Philadelphia, PA. CHC offers two early childhood education programs. Specifically, this school offers one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education to students and one master's level early childhood education degree. 2,414 students pursue degrees in 56 programs at this liberal arts college, overall.

18. Marywood University

2300 Adams Ave
Scranton, PA 18509-1598
(570) 348-6211

Marywood University offers two early childhood education programs. Of those, this school offers one degree at the bachelor's level in early childhood education to students and one degree at the master's level in early childhood education. Marywood, which is 2.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Scranton, PA. It is the ninth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

19. California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave
California, PA 15419-1394
(724) 938-4400

California University of Pennsylvania offers four early childhood education programs. Of those, it offers students one certificate in early childhood education, one associate's level early childhood education degree, one early childhood education degree at the bachelor's level, and one degree at the master's level in early childhood education. This mid-sized school is a public 4-year institution. Cal U is the second biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

20. The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999
(570) 422-3211

The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania offers one program in early childhood education. It is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.

21. Keystone College

One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440-0200
(570) 945-8000

Keystone College, which is very close to La Plume, Pennsylvania, is in a rural area. It offers four early childhood education programs. Of those, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by this liberal arts college, one associate's level degree in early childhood education, and two degrees at the bachelor's level in early childhood education. 1,759 students pursue degrees in 59 programs at Keystone, overall. This school is the second biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

22. Delaware County Community College

901 S Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063-1094
(610) 359-5000

Delaware County Community College is located in the suburbs of Media, Pennsylvania. This college offers two programs in early childhood education. Specifically, it offers one early childhood education certificate to students and one associate's level degree in early childhood education. This college is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania.

23. Mercyhurst College

501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546
(814) 824-2000

Mercyhurst College, which is near the center of the city, is in Erie, PA. It offers three programs in early childhood education. Of those, it offers one early childhood education certificate to students, one early childhood education degree at the associate's level, and one early childhood education degree at the bachelor's level. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education.

24. The Millersville University of Pennsylvania

1 South George Street- Lyle Hall
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
(717) 872-3024

The Millersville University of Pennsylvania is located in the suburbs of Millersville, Pennsylvania and it offers one program in early childhood education. MU is a public 4-year institution. Millersville is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in early childhood education.

25. Point Park University

201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984
(412) 391-4100

Point Park University is located in the center of Pittsburgh. This school offers five programs in early childhood education. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by this school, two degrees at the associate's level in early childhood education, and two degrees at the bachelor's level in early childhood education. Point Park is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. In terms of programs, this school is the biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education.

26. Bucks County Community College

275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, PA 18940-4106
(215) 968-8000

Bucks County Community College is located in the suburbs of Newtown, Pennsylvania. This college offers three early childhood education programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by it and two associate's level early childhood education degrees. Overall, 10,800 students pursue degrees in 106 Bucks County Community College programs.

27. Carlow University

3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165
(412) 578-6000

Carlow University offers three early childhood education programs. More specifically, Carlow offers students one certificate in early childhood education, one bachelor's level early childhood education degree, and one degree at the master's level in early childhood education. Carlow, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Overall, 2,768 students seek degrees in 66 Carlow programs.

28. Gannon University

109 W Sixth St
Erie, PA 16541-0001
(814) 871-7000

Gannon University offers two programs in early childhood education. Specifically, it offers students one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education and one bachelor's level degree in early childhood education. This medium-sized school is in the center of Erie. Overall, 4,219 students pursue degrees in 105 Gannon University programs. In terms of programs, this school is the sixth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education.

29. Arcadia University

450 S Easton Rd
Glenside, PA 19038-3295
(215) 572-2900

Arcadia University is in the suburbs of Glenside, Pennsylvania and this school offers one early childhood education program. This school is a 4-year institution. Arcadia ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.

30. The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

400 E Second St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 389-4000

The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania offers one early childhood education program. This school is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in early childhood education.

31. The Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall
Indiana, PA 15705-1098
(724) 357-2100

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers one early childhood education program. This school is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.

32. Reading Area Community College

10 S Second St
Reading, PA 19603-1706
(610) 372-4721

Reading Area Community College is in the center of Reading and it offers one early childhood education program. It is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks ninth in the state of Pennsylvania.

33. Alvernia University

400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607-1799
(610) 796-8200

Alvernia University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Reading, PA and it offers one early childhood education program. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

34. Chatham University

Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 365-1100

Chatham University is a 4-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Pittsburgh, PA. Students are offered two certificates, 44 degrees at the bachelors level, 34 masters level degrees, and three doctoral level degrees by it. In 2010, 2,266 students sought degrees from the 67 programs at Catham. It offers subjects including advanced nursing, technical writing, and journalism. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

35. The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

15200 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730
(610) 683-4000

The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania offers one early childhood education program. This school is a public 4-year institution. This school ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.

36. Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
(610) 799-2121

Lehigh Carbon Community College, which is very close to Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, is located in a rural setting. This college offers two programs in early childhood education. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by this community college and one early childhood education degree at the associate's level. 8,101 students pursue degrees in 107 Lehigh Carbon Community College programs, overall.

37. Temple University

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
(215) 204-7000

Founded in 1884, Temple University is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university, which is 2.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Philadelphia, PA. It is the third largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania. Temple offers subjects such as public relations and technology. Students are offered 11 certificates, two degrees at the associates level, 124 degrees at the bachelors level, 120 degrees at the masters level, and 66 doctoral level degrees by it. In 2010, 37,367 students sought degrees from the 191 programs at Temple. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits it. It is one of 9 institutions with a medical school in Pennsylvania.

38. Duquesne University

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-6000

Duquesne University offers two programs in early childhood education. Of those, it offers students one bachelor's level early childhood education degree and one master's level early childhood education degree. Duquesne is located in the center of Pittsburgh. It is one of 10 research universities in Pennsylvania. This university is the sixth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

39. The Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

1 HACC Dr.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999
(717) 780-2300

The Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg offers one program in early childhood education and it is near the center of the city. This public college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education.

40. Lebanon Valley College

101 N College Ave
Annville, PA 17003-1400
(717) 867-6100

Founded in 1866, Lebanon Valley College is a 4-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Annville, Pennsylvania. This school offers subjects including music, special education, and liberal arts. Students are offered three certificates, three degrees at the associates level, 38 bachelors level degrees, three degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level by it. 2,065 students pursued degrees from the 41 programs at LVC in 2010. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits this liberal arts college. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

41. Bucknell University

Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 577-2000

Bucknell University offers one early childhood education program and BucknellU is located in town of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. It is a 4-year institution.

42. Butler County Community College

College Drive Oak Hills
Butler, PA 16003-1203
(724) 287-8711

Butler County Community College offers one program in early childhood education. It is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania.

43. Holy Family University

9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114-2009
(215) 637-7700

Holy Family University is located near Philadelphia, PA. It offers two early childhood education programs. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level early childhood education degree by HF and one early childhood education degree at the master's level. Overall, 3,270 students pursue degrees in 67 programs at this small school. In terms of programs, it is the seventh largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering early childhood education.

44. King's College

133 N River St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711-0801
(570) 208-5900

King's College offers one early childhood education program and King's is located in the suburbs of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. King's is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

45. The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352-0999
(484) 365-8000

Founded in 1854, the Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is a historically black, public, 4-year institution. This school is in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers 50 bachelors level degrees and seven masters level degrees to students. In 2010, 2,361 students sought degrees from the 51 programs at Lincoln. Lincoln offers subjects including communications and journalism. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This public school is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania.