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

—Carissa Flook ’17
PREK-4th GRADE AND PREK-8th GRADE SPECIAL EDUCATION

A Distinct Experience

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Outcomes

    • Casey Anthony ‘17
    • is employed as a bilingual special education teacher at Barbieri Elementary School in Framingham, Mass.
    • Erica Cichetti ‘16
    • teaches eighth grade science at Lansdowne Middle School in Lansdowne, Md.
    • Taylor Garraffa ‘17
    • teaches third grade at Cottageville Elementary School in Cottageville, S.C.
    • Ian O’Shea ‘16
    • teaches earth and space science at Overhills High School in Harnett County, N.C.
    • Sarah Rudnik ‘17
    • is employed teaching Spanish at Oro Grande High School in Oro Grande, Calif.

Faculty

In the education department, 98 percent of faculty have earned doctorates, and they serve, first and foremost, as professors. The education department faculty includes award-winning teachers who are active in professional organizations and serve as leaders in their field. They are committed to teaching excellence.

“Juniata has a way of helping you explore exactly what you'll teach in the field. Thanks to my experience in classrooms, I've been able to see how broad the Juniata network truly is.”

Cameron Dickerson ’18

Additional Opportunities

Juniata Instructors of the Future: Join Juniata's education club, affectionately known as "JIF," and become involved in community outreach, support, and resource development.

Early Childhood Education Center: Participate in a dynamic, nationally and state-accredited on-campus preschool and work with children with special needs who are enrolled in the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit's Early Intervention Program.

Environmental Science Internship: Teach environmental stewardship at Raystown Lake through the departments of education and earth and environmental sciences.

Undergraduate Research: Conduct research in a topic of your choosing with the guidance of a faculty member. Then present at conferences—like Juniata's Liberal Arts Symposium, the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research. Recent Examples: Casey Anthony '17, "Bilingualism, Spanglish, and the Phenomenon of Code-Switching," Ryan Bologa '17, "Sparks Farm: An Environmental, Social, and Cultural History" Leah Jans '15, "Literacy Acquisition in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students;" Kortney Showers '15, "Utilizing Technology in the Literacy Classroom."