Welcome to the Education Department

Studying education at Juniata College opens the door to many exciting possibilities. The Juniata College Education Department Student Handbook is designed to provide important information for students who want to pursue careers in teaching, human development, child life, or other fields related to education. Our faculty and staff will guide you in finding the career path that is right for you. They will help you complete a Designated Program of Emphasis (POE) that leads to teacher certification, or they can help you create your own Individual Program of Emphasis. Also, many of our courses complement other POEs, and a secondary emphasis in education can help you deepen your understanding of human development and learn more about working with children, adolescents, and families.