Preschool to fourth grade are crucial years for children. You can be the teacher who inspires and guides them.

Our early childhood education program will grow your teaching skills with courses in education theory and practice. Study history, geography, science, math, language arts, literature and music—all subjects you’ll incorporate in your classroom.

Add a certification in English as a second language (ESL) programming to make yourself even more marketable.

In your first weeks at Susquehanna, you’ll have rich, real-world academic experiences in area classrooms—through classroom observations, one-on-one tutoring, small group instruction and more.

Our award-winning Global Opportunities program in Chester, England, gives you international classroom experience that will make your résumé shine.

You’ll start your senior year of student teaching with more than 150 hours of classroom experience.

Lead a classroom with confidence

We’ve been training quality teachers since 1904. We know how to help you find a position out of the gate. Nearly all of our graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees within six months of graduation.

Our graduates teach at all levels—from preschool to higher education—and all over the world.

We make sure you have the skill and cultural competence to work with students from all backgrounds, so you’ll be comfortable in your classroom no matter where you land. Our interdisciplinary minors, like diversity studies and leadership, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

  • TEACHER INTERN PROGRAM

    Susquehanna University has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide the Teacher Intern Program. This program invites holders of baccalaureate degrees to gain teaching certificates by completing professional education courses at an approved Pennsylvania college or university. Once accepted into the program, candidates may earn a salary and education credits while teaching under supervision.

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  • ESL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION

    With the English as a second language program specialist certification, you can gain the experience and expertise to support English language learners. The special education certification, available through Dec. 2021, will prepare you to work with students with special needs.

Contact Us

Department of Education

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Seibert Hall

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Phone & Email

David McLaughlin, department head
mclaughlind@susqu.edu

Sara Wenrich, education department coordinator
570-372-4236
wenrich@susqu.edu