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Outstanding teachers are themselves products of an outstanding education. They come from preparation found in a program that rewards academic achievement, emphasizes the importance of each student as an individual, and is grounded in a mastery of the theories of learning and teaching. Become a positive force of educational change and impact in your community when you earn your early childhood education degree from Gannon University.
Gain real-world knowledge through key courses including:
Integrated Curriculum PreK-4: Plan, adapt and analyze curriculum content, instructional materials and strategies to enhance learning. Includes a 90-hour field experience.
Literacy for Students with Exceptionalities PreK-8: Research, select, develop and practice implementing a variety of instructional strategies to enhance literacy development of children with exceptionalities. Includes a 30-hour field experience.
Expressive Arts: Explore how to help children use art, music, dance, drama and literature to express and communicate their developing ideas, experiences and feelings about themselves and the world.
Our early childhood education program is designed for your success. Through curriculum flexibility and high-quality educational opportunities, you can:
“It’s rewarding to see all the time and effort you have put toward a student’s education and to see them understand and be able to do what you have been teaching.”
Phone: 814-871-7240Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Gitnik Manse162 W. Sixth St.
Stephen CorsiAssistant ProfessorGraduate Coordinator
Carmella CovellAssistant Professor
Leighann ForbesAssociate ProfessorAssociate Professor
Jill MerrittAssociate Professor
Nancy MorrisAssistant Professor
Janice WhitemanAssociate Professor
Pamela BaldwinAdjunct Lecturer
Jessica BurkeyAdjunct Lecturer
Michele CampbellAdjunct Lecturer
Veronica ConnaroeAdjunct Lecturer
Stephen CorsiAdjunct Lecturer
Christina CostelloAdjunct Lecturer
Nicholas EmmanueleAdjunct Lecturer
Claudia FilippiAdjunct Lecturer
Christina HoytAdjunct Lecturer
Ann JohnsonAdjunct Lecturer
Larry KesslerAdjunct Lecturer
Michele KretzingAdjunct Lecturer
Matthew LaneAdjunct Lecturer
Kimberly LytleAdjunct Lecturer
Melissa MartinAdjunct Lecturer
Heidi NeelyAdjunct Lecturer
George OgekaAdjunct Lecturer
Patricia PollifroneAdjunct Lecturer
Carrie ReynoldsAdjunct Lecturer
Chelsey RhodesAdjunct Lecturer
Tracy Robison-ChandlerAdjunct Lecturer
Roberta SchrallAdjunct Lecturer
Rachel StillAdjunct Lecturer
George SuchaAdjunct Lecturer
Kimberly TimerAdjunct Lecturer
Bradley WhitmanAdjunct Lecturer
Trisha YatesAdjunct Lecturer
Justin ZonaAdjunct Lecturer