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Fieldwork & Observations

As an education major at Elizabethtown College, you will have field experiences every year from your first year through your senior year. Field placements occur in urban, suburban and rural schools, and in a variety of grades within your certification guidelines. Our program stresses the importance of quality supervised filed experiences which complement on-campus courses in education. It is the embodiment of theory into practice. 

Affiliated Placement Sites

The following list is a compilation of school districts that include public and private schools that we typically place students in for Field Placements.



Annville-Cleona School District Capital Area Intermediate Unit
Camp Hill  School District Elizabethtown Childcare Center
Central Dauphin School District Elizabethtown Community Nursery School
Central York School District Headstart- Capital Area
Columbia Borough School District Hildebrandt Learning Center- Leola
Conestoga Valley School District Hildebrandt Learning Center- Masonic Village
Cornwall-Lebanon School District IU 13 Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit
Cumberland Valley School District Kraybill Mennonite School
Dallastown Area School District LIU 12 Lincoln Intermediate Unit
Derry Township School District Middletown Christian Pre-School
Donegal School District Milton Hershey School
Eastern York School District Mount Calvary Christian School
Elizabethtown Area School District New Story- Harrisburg & York Campuses
Ephrata Area School District River Rock Academy- Hellam Campus
Harrisburg School District Schreiber Pediatric- S.T.A.R.S. Pre-School
Hempfield School District St. Joan of Arc School
Lower Dauphin School District Susquehanna Waldorf School
Manheim Central School District The Goddard School- Hershey
Manheim Township School District The Janus School
Mechanicsburg Area School District The Vista School
Middletown Area School District U-Gro Learning Centres, Inc- Bent Creek, Centerville , Hershey 
Northern Lebanon School District  
Palmyra Area School District  
Penn Manor School District  
School District of Lancaster  
Susquehanna Township School District  
York Suburban School District  
Warwick School District  

Student Teaching

Student teaching, your professional internship, is the capstone experience of our various teacher preparation education programs. Student teachers are placed at cooperating school districts in the local and surrounding areas. Students may petition to be considered for partial student teaching abroad  in combination with a Pennsylvania placement. College supervisors and cooperating teachers work in partnership to mentor the student teacher and provide a quality learning experience.

Steps to certification: For start to finish information on certification click here to be directed to the PDE (Pennsylvania Department of Education) website. 

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