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Why Study Education at E-town?

Hallmarks of our Program

Field placements in each year of study in a variety of settings
As an education major at Elizabethtown College, you begin classroom observations in your first year. You will be exposed to a variety of school settings: suburban, urban and rural.

Access to full-time clinical coordinator
Field placements are an important part of your educational experience at Elizabethtown. The Office of Clinical Experiences partners with top local districts and schools to secure placements for pre-service teachers. 

Middle-level certification areas
Elizabethtown College was one of the first colleges in Pennsylvania to receive middle-level accreditation. We offer courses leading to certification in science, mathematics, social studies, and English/ language arts/ reading. 

Frequency of student-teaching observations by field supervisors
Your time as an Education major culminates with your student-teaching experience. You will be fully supported by a dedicated field supervisor who will make frequent observations to your classroom.

Social Justice in Education
Integral to our programs is the department's signature attribute of social justice, exhibited through a curricular focus upon advocacy for equity, civic engagement, global citizenship, and international/comparative perspectives.

Civic Engagement Opportunities
The Education Department  encourages its majors to participate in community outreach, particularly through events and programs sponsored by its student organizations- EdOrg, KDP, CEC and NSTA.

Student research
Students are required to undertake action research by their senior year and may take advantage of other research opportunities, including Honors in the Discipline, Scholarship and Creative Arts Day (SCAD), or professional conferences in their specialty discipline.Graduate students are required to  complete a thesis project in their 5th year.

A Faculty of Teacher-Scholars
Education faculty are experts in their fields,conducting,presenting,and publishing their own research,and facilitating opportunities for undergraduate and graduate scholarship.

Graduate Study in Special Education
The Department offers a unique 4+1 Master's program in special education which provides candidates with two full semesters of student teaching and prepares them to be highly qualified in a general certification area and PreK-8 or 7-12 special education. 


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