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Department of Education

Department of Education

Student Teacher StudyingAsk Yourself...

Do you enjoy working with students, supporting their development, and sharing your passion for learning?

Have you ever imagined yourself taking the place of your teacher up-front in Elementary School, Middle-School or High-School?


Teaching May Be The Career For YOU!

Messiah College has a long-standing commitment to high-quality teacher preparation. All of our programs are accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, enabling our graduates to obtain Pennsylvania State Teacher Certification.  At Messiah, you'll learn how to apply your developing knowledge and skills in the context of your Christian faith, assisted by experienced and committed education professors.  All programs provide you with early and continuing field experiences in local public schools and a 12-week supervised student teaching experience.

The Messiah College Department of Education provides opportunities for students to study the dynamic and complex field of education in the following majors:

Education with Teaching Certification in Grades PreK-4 (B.S.)

Education with Dual Teaching Certification in Grades PreK-4 and Special Education (N-8) (B.S.)

  • Education with Teaching Certification in Grades PreK-4 (B.S.)
  • Education with Dual Teaching Certification in Grades PreK-4 and Special Education (N-8) (B.S.)
  • B.S. in Education with Teaching Certification in  Grades 4-8 with:

o English Concentration (B.S.)

o Mathematics Concentration (B.S.)

o Mathematics & English Concentration (B.S.)

o Mathematics & Social Studies Concentration (B.S.)

o Science Concentration (B.S.)

o Science & English Concentration (B.S.)

o Science & Social Studies Concentration (B.S.)

o Science & Mathematics Concentration (B.S.)

o Social Studies Concentration (B.S.)

And four minors:

  • Education Minor 
  • Early Childhood Education Minor (and Private Nursery School Certification)
  • Socio-cultural Perspectives on Education Minor
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor (TESOL)

Secondary Education

Messiah College Teacher Education Program also offers secondary and K-12 certification that are housed in other academic departments. Click on the Teacher Education & Certification button to learn more about these programs.