Student Opportunities

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Education Association of Messiah University (EAMU) is a student organization for students in teacher certification majors.  Students in teacher certification majors will receive information about EAMU through e-mails and a bulletin board located on the fourth floor of Boyer Hall. Students can also see upcoming EAMU events and posts on Facebook. Some of the projects that EAMU assists with are Boxtops for Education, teacher bags for student teachers, book drive, and school supply kits for mission organizations.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Messiah University education students are encouraged to broaden their educational experience by spending a semester in another country.  Many early childhood education majors plan to study in Cheltenham, England, where an education field experience is included in the experience.  Students seeking certification in Spanish or French are required to spend at least a semester in a setting in another country.  Many of these students stay for two semesters to have a fuller experience and to be able to more fully integrate their language skills to better prepare them for the classroom.

Education students are not limited to the experiences listed above.  The Intercultural Office has information about many study abroad opportunities to fit your individual interests.  For programs that are of special interest to education majors, follow this link.

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Education students can earn college credit and valuable experience by scheduling to complete a practicum in schools. Typically, students would choose a topic to explore that would not normally be included in a student teaching experience or that would supplement a student teaching experience in a particular focus. 

Tutoring Opportunities

Many education students use their skills and desire to teach as community volunteers in after-school tutoring programs. Students can practice their skills while helping to meet the needs of our local community. Please contact the Agape Center for Service & Learning at for current opportunities. 

Department Honors Program

Students who wish to pursue Education Department honors collaborate with two or more faculty members to develop an Honors project. Because of the Professional Semester during the senior year, Education students need to begin the Honors sequence (EDUC 497 and 498) during their junior year. Please speak with your academic advisor for more information.

College Honors Program

The College Honors Program is open to incoming first year students. The minimum qualifications include a 1360 SAT, or 30 ACT score, or 91 CLT score, and a high school GPA of 3.9 or above. No special application is required. Students must first apply to Messiah by January 15th. As part of the regular admission process, students who meet the minimum eligibility requirements are evaluated for the College Honors Program. From the eligible pool of candidates, students are selected for on-campus interviews. After the on-campus interview and evaluation of all other application materials, approximately 100 students are selected to enter the program in the fall. Most students selected for the College Honors Program receive either full or partial tuition scholarships. Students are notified in early March.