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.
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.
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 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.
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.
- American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting
- Early Childhood Education
- Grades PreK-4
- Middle Level Education (4-8)
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Secondary and K-12 Education
- Earth and Space Science
- General Science
- Health and Physical Education (PK-12)
- Social Studies
- Spanish (PK-12)
- Social Work
- Special Education
- Special Education/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (N to 12)
- Special Education/Early Childhood Dual (PK-12 / PK-4)
- American Sign Language Minor
- Child Life Specialist Certificate
- Child Life Specialist Minor
- Educational Technology Minor
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate Program (can lead to certification)
- Playwork Certificate
- Playwork Minor
- PK-12 Principal Certification (can lead to certification)
- PK-12 Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction (can lead to certification)
- PK-12 School Counseling Certification (can lead to certification)
- Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Wellness Endorsement
- Special Education Minor
- STEM Endorsement
- Supervisory Certification in Special Education (can lead to certification)
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- School Counseling
- Educator Professional Development
- Educational Leadership
- College Student Affairs
- PK-12 School Leadership
- Social Work (MSW)
- Special Education
Become the teacher your students will never forget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
College of Education and Human Studies Departments
- Counseling and Education Leadership
- Early Childhood Education
- Middle Level, Secondary, K-12 Education
- Exceptionality Programs
- Social Work
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.
College of Education Earns CAEP Accreditation
The College of Education granted accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Education and liberal arts majors first to complete Playwork minor
Kristen Pelzer and Kayleigh Vo have made history. The two Bloomsburg University students, who are pursuing different majors in different academic colleges, are the first to complete the Playwork minor...
Professor Co-Authors Book on the Science of Learning
Faculty member Stephanie Gardner wins statewide teaching award
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania faculty member Stephanie Gardner has been named the 2021 Teacher Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE)...
College of Education and Human Studies Contacts
Dean of the College of Education and Human Studies
Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Studies
Director of Field Experiences, STEM Initiatives, and Magnet Program