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Preparing to Become a Teacher . . .


Messiah College Teacher Education Program


The Messiah College Teacher Education Program prepares students in a number of areas of teacher certification. The Teacher Education Program is governed by the Teacher Education Committee in compliance with regulations established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the PA Instructional I Teaching Certificate.


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Messiah College is partnering with Penn State Harrisburg and Holy Family University in the Partnerships for Teaching and Leadership Excellence grant. The grant trains teacher candidates and cooperating teachers to develop a co-teaching model of student teaching, based on the St. Cloud State Co-Teaching Model. In the first year of the grant, 13 teacher candidates are participating in three local districts.


PAPA REQUIREMENTS can now be met with qualifying scores on the SAT/ACT prior to matriculation. See our Admission to TEP page for more information and to see if you might qualify.



Spring of 2014 is the first semester that Messiah College teacher certification students will have the opportunity to complete part of their student teaching in an international setting.  Seven students are taking advantage of this opportunity in the inaugural semester, and five students plan to student teach in international settings in 14-15.  Messiah College is partnering with CCTECC, an organization that arranges placements in international schools.  More information about this opportunity is posted on our international opportunities page, including deadlines for those who want to take advantage of this opportunity in 15-16.



Teacher Education Program students are learning about intellectual disabilities while serving as mentors for a local high school student attending classes at Messiah.  The attached article tells about a student who attended a few years ago. 



Dr. Jan Dormer taught a section of EDUC 308, Methods in TESOL, a course required for all teacher certification juniors, in Indonesia during J-term this year. 





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