Our faith-based and academic distinctiveness: Messiah
College’s reputation as a nationally ranked college that effectively
integrates quality academics and Christian faith uniquely positions our
graduate program in education. Messiah’s ongoing commitment to the
integration of faith and learning—particularly as it relates to issues
of justice, reconciliation, and the dignity of all people—is evident in
our program. The curriculum will challenge you as a student to consider
your own beliefs and issues within your profession.
Our faculty: Messiah’s faculty are experienced Christian educators and accomplished scholars who consider academic and professional excellence in their chosen fields as a means of expressing their faith commitments. They encourage and mentor you as a student to consider your own faith, the faith of others, and the relationship between education and issues connected to faith within your profession.
Our focus: Our
program includes coursework and field experiences that promote the use
of effective research-based practices to uniquely prepare our students
to be competent practitioners,
educational leaders and effective collaborators when working with
students, other professionals and their families.
Our flexibility: Our tracks are designed to accommodate students with or without certification in the area of study.
The TESOL, special education, and Curriculum and Instruction programs are based on the mission of Messiah College. As a graduate of this program, you will develop your intellectual skills, ethical obligations and faith commitments in order to more effectively serve and empower all learners. These programs provide experiences that require you as a student to combine ethical frameworks with research and theory to influence policy and develop and employ curricula, pedagogy, and interpersonal skills that will serve diverse learners and their families.