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Why Study Education at E-town?

Hallmarks of our Program

Frequency and Variety of Field Placements
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.

Office of Clinical Experiences
Field placements are an important part of your educational experience at Elizabethtown. Full-time clinical coordinators partner with top local districts and schools to secure placements for pre-service teachers. 

Middle-level certification areas
Elizabethtown College is one of the few colleges in Pennsylvania to receive middle-level accreditation. We offer programs in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts/Reading. 

Frequency of student-teaching observations
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 weekly 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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