Bloomsburg University preservice middle-level teachers facilitating small-group interactive learning activities with Benton 7th graders

College of Education and Human Studies

Be the teacher who inspires your students to greater heights. We pair a strong foundation of knowledge with quality field experiences. From this, you'll leave with an understanding of effective classroom teaching and how to put ideas and research into practice. You’ll learn how to adapt in an ever-changing classroom environment so you can make a difference in the educational, social, emotional and behavioral well-being of students.

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Our education programs ...

  • lead to teacher certification approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • are taught by faculty — not graduate assistants — with extensive experience in PK-12 schools as teachers, supervisors, principals, curriculum directors, and superintendents
  • include specialized training in non-academic barriers (social, emotional and mental health, suicide prevention) through the McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence
  • allow for dual certification, English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate and STEM Endorsement for enhanced marketability
  • include field experiences beginning in the first year culminating with a 16-week supervised student teaching experience
  • both the child life minor and the child life certificate programs meet the Association of Child Life Professionals curriculum standards and eligibility requirements necessary to obtain the certified child life specialist credential

CAEP Accreditation

CAEP accreditation ensures we prepare new teachers to know their subjects, their students, and have the clinical training that allows them to enter the classroom ready to teach effectively.

Annual Reporting Measures

You already have the heart. Let us show you how to inspire.

The mission of the College of Education is to empower graduates to promote healthy human development, nourish creative inquiry, facilitate opportunities for liberatory experiences, and to effectively advocate for equitable outcomes for all the students, teachers, and clients with whom they work.

Become the teacher your students will never forget.

Professional Dispositions

Professional attitudes, values, and beliefs demonstrated through both verbal and non-verbal behaviors as educators interact with students, families, colleagues, and communities. These positive behaviors support student learning and development. NCATE expects institutions to assess professional dispositions based on observable behaviors in educational settings. The two professional dispositions that NCATE expects institutions to assess are fairness and the belief that all students can learn. Based on their mission and conceptual framework, professional education units can identify, define, and operationalize additional professional dispositions. The professional dispositions of the conceptual framework represent the attitudes expected of all educational professionals. The dispositions identified are embedded in program curricula, as well as modeled and encouraged by members of the unit. Candidates will develop and demonstrate professional dispositions based on observable and measurable behaviors at various targeted program points.

Effective educational professionals

Uphold Professional and Ethical Standards

Candidates consistently honor the law and demonstrate professional integrity through behaviors that reflect national, state, and institutional ethical standards.

Embrace Diversity

Candidates demonstrate fairness, empathy, and compassion based on their belief that everyone can learn. Candidates actively seek out multiple perspectives and diverse experiences to address the academic, interpersonal, and emotional needs of ALL learners.

Engage in Collaborative Endeavors

Candidates demonstrate professional interpersonal and communication skills. These skills are used to promote positive partnerships (with and between learners: students, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and the global community) to support achievement of learning outcomes.

Reflect and Problem-Solve

Candidates demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions through systematic reflection and problem-solving. Critical and creative thinking is used for identifying and implementing strategies for improving academic, interpersonal, and emotional learner outcomes.

Value Life-long Learning

Candidates engage in professional growth and encourage curiosity and inquiry as reflective agents of change by sharing knowledge responsibly and participating as a community resource.

The mission of Bloomsburg University’s College of Education is to prepare ethical educational professionals who are empowered to assess the development and facilitate the growth of all learners to succeed and lead in our diverse and technologically complex world; and to serve as a resource to the region.

Megan Canfield

There was always something in me telling me to be a teacher. It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment when I knew, but it was definitely confirmed when I started the Danville Practicum. Having the opportunity to work with such great professionals and students really helped to validate I'm on the path I wanted to be on. This experience has also allowed me to work with students with disabilities and get a look into special education services, classrooms, and teachers.

Megan Canfield '22
Early Childhood and Special Education
Laura Lavin

I choose this major because of my background growing up with a conductive hearing loss and the passion of always wanting to be a teacher. Bloomsburg has prepared me to be the best teacher I can be before going out into the real world.

Laura Lavin '21
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education
Jenna Beiter

Bloomsburg's education program prepared me to be the teacher I aspire to be by ensuring experience in the classroom from freshman year through senior year. It's been incredibly beneficial to observe and participate in various classroom settings over the years as well as learn 'behind the scenes' tips from these amazing educators.

Jenna Beiter '22
Early Childhood and Special Education
Early childhood elementary education major ready for graduation

I’ve been prepared through observations, practicum experience, and student teaching. I’ve seen many different environments of teaching, all different than the next. All environments have inspired me to become the best educator I can, all thanks to Bloomsburg.

Cassidy Larkin '21
Early Childhood and Special Education
Secondary education major studies abroad in Spain

By studying abroad in Spain, I now have a greater understanding of how the relationship between different cultures and religions can change over time. I hope to be a history teacher who's not only knowledgeable of other cultures and perspectives, but one who actively encourages multiculturalism and tolerance in my classroom.

Anthony Gresoi '20
Secondary Education
Laura Lavin
Jenna Beiter
Early childhood elementary education major ready for graduation
Secondary education major studies abroad in Spain
Megan Canfield
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College of Education and Human Studies Departments


Launch Navy Hall: Exceptionalities Programs

The McDowell Institute is dedicated to supporting the facilitation of social, emotional, and behavioral wellness of children, youth, and young adults across school and community settings.

McDowell Institute

The McDowell Institute is dedicated to supporting the facilitation of social, emotional, and behavioral wellness of children, youth, and young adults across school and community settings. This mission is accomplished through training, technical assistance, and information dissemination.

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