Our MAT Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-4) graduate teacher education certification program is a 46-credit degree designed to prepare you for preschool and elementary classrooms in Pennsylvania and in many other states.
If you are seeking to teach in the early grade levels, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and disposition to become an effective leading teacher in the classroom.
If you are are currently teaching and looking to teach in a different grade level,
you will be prepared with the skills for a smooth transition. In addition to the coursework,
you will complete formal classroom visits, known as field experiences, explore different
perspectives, and be face to face with social justice issues in the field. With Duquesne's
premier location in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, you will have the opportunity
to visit classrooms in urban, suburban and rural settings.