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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 E-town. You won't have to worry about securing your own placement locations; we do it for you!

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, 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.

Integration of social justice throughout coursework
Our department embraces the mission and educational philosophies of the Elizabethtown College's in many ways, including implementing values of social justice into the curriculum.

Student interest in civic engagement opportunities
The Education Department at E-town College encourages our majors to get involved in the community. Tutoring and reading to children at local libraries and community centers is just one example of how you can give back while cultivating your classroom skills.

Student research and scholarship opportunities
Student scholarship is alive at Elizabethtown College. As an education major, you will have research opportunities including Honors in the Discipline or participation in the College's annual Scholarship and Creative Arts Day as well as the opportunity to present at professional conferences in your specialty discipline. 

Learn from accomplished faculty committed to scholarship and mentoring
All Elizabethtown College courses are taught by faculty members—not teaching assistants as you may find at larger schools.

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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