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Our Education degree program will give you the knowledge and hands-on skills to become an effective elementary, middle, or high school educator. You can play an important role in shaping the future of learners and building an inclusive classroom that facilitates life-long learning.
Our curriculum will prepare you to plan, construct, and deliver compelling lessons; create inclusive and supportive learning environments; and integrate new and emerging technologies for classroom use. You’ll enjoy small class sizes, taught by professors who are committed to helping their students grow into articulate, compassionate, and impactful educators. Getting to teach in real classrooms is part of the curriculum at Elmira. You will take part in three practicum experiences that take place in your sophomore and junior years. By senior year, all students must participate in Student Teaching, which provides a full-time teaching opportunity for one term.
“I am grateful for the welcoming community here at Elmira and the knowledgeable professors that have been able to educate me during my experience.”
Maria Antonio '23
Our graduates become successful teachers and administrators. That's because they learn to:
There are a number of rewarding career options for those with a degree in Education. You’ll not only be equipped to teach at a number of grade levels, but you could also pursue careers in administration, educational consulting, student counseling, and after-school programming.
Elmira College is a member of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to Â§52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator programs offered by Elmira College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.
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Literacy Education Professor Published In Reading in Virginia Journal
Dr. Deborah Owens, Associate Professor of Literacy Education at Elmira College, recently published a peer-reviewed article in the Reading in Virginia Journal, Volume XLIV, a...
Maria Antonio '23 Bubbles Energy While Promoting Inclusion And Kindness
Maria Antonio '23 always wanted to be an author and decided last year to write a children's book. Six months later, "Field Day for Eugene,"...
Stephanie Johnson Helps Area Schools Become More Inclusive
Stephanie Johnson, assistant professor of inclusive special education, is helping teachers implement inclusive teaching practices in their classrooms. She's doing this by connecting the higher-education...
Changing Elmira One Child At A Time
Hannah Whittier '23, a childhood education major, wants to change the city of Elmira, one child at a time, and she believes education is the...
At Elmira College, we offer five undergraduate degree programs in Education. Our programs prepare candidates for successful careers working with children in elementary, middle, and high school settings.
This program prepares you for New York State certification in childhood special education (grades 1-6).
This program prepares you for New York State certification in childhood education (grades 1-6).
This program prepares you for New York State certification in specific secondary subjects for adolescence education (grades 7-12).
This program is for students who would like to be K-12 Art teachers.
This program is for students seeking careers working with children and families.
A career in education means you can make a difference in many lives.
Our Education faculty are dedicated to bringing up the next generation of teachers.
Do you have questions about the Education program? Please contact us.