What to Expect?

"Juniata offers opportunities to study education that you cannot find elsewhere, like in-school practicums every year, and one-to-one instruction from amazing, experienced professors. Plus, when I saw the early childhood education center, my heart was sold."

-Carissa Flook '17

The Education Department at Juniata is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer certification programs in PreK-4th Grade and PreK-8th Grade Special Education, secondary content areas and world language education.

For all areas of certification, carefully planned field experiences provide opportunities to develop teaching skills and apply concepts. All field experiences are supervised by full-time faculty. Students studying PreK-4th Grade and PreK-8th Grade Special Education work with professionals at the Juniata College Early Childhood Education Center, local elementary schools, and other community agencies. Secondary education certification candidates gain hands-on experiences in local public middle schools and high schools. Many education students study abroad in the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand, Mexico, and Ecuador. 

Student Teaching

The culmination of our teacher preparation program is a full year of student teaching.

A Sampling of Courses

Adolescent Development
Child Development*
Children’s Literature
Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood Education*
Differentiated Instruction*
Educational Technology
Families and Teachers*
General Secondary Methods*
Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities
Language and the Brain*
Music Movement and Art
Reading Clinic*
Science Methods*
Sign Language I, II, and III

*Accompanied by a field experience