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New early education bachelor’s degree to be offered this fall

ISSUED: 10 July 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WVShepherd University will offer a bachelor of arts degree in early education beginning fall semester 2014. The program will provide the appropriate theory and skills for undergraduate students who intend to work in early childhood environments including preschool and kindergarten.

The 120-hour degree program was approved by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Department of Education.

Generally coursework for the first 60 credits will be offered at the Shepherdstown campus with the second 60 credits offered at Shepherd’s Martinsburg Center which provides many late afternoon and evening classes.

For more information about the early childhood bachelor of arts degree, contact program coordinator Dr. Karin Spencer via email to or visit for program requirements and courses.

Shepherd has developed a partnership with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood West Virginia Project which provides substantial scholarships for the completion of early childhood education. For funding opportunities, visit

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