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 University 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 University 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 PreK-12 (B.S.)
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.)
Special Education N-12 with Teaching Certification PreK-12 (B.S.)
And six minors:
- Early Childhood Education
- Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Education
- Special Education
- Speech and Language Pathology
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) / English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification
Students who are already pursuing an education certification are also eligible for the Pennsylvania ESL Program Specialist (K-12) Certificate.
Messiah University Teacher Education Program also offers secondary and K-12 certification that are housed in other academic departments. Click here to learn more about our Teacher Education and Certification programs.