By keeping up with contemporary teaching trends and issues, the faculty members of the Education Department make classes lively by bringing real issues and real solutions into the classroom. From your freshman year through graduation, you’ll work side-by-side with our professors to help you become a skilled teacher. Plus, with careful planning, you can complete your content major and education certification in four years.
Nearly one of five of Lycoming students are preparing to become teachers. "We offer the best of both worlds," says Dr. Amy Rogers, chair of the Education Department. "Our future teachers graduate with a true academic major and teaching certification." Other benefits include:
Numerous opportunities to gain valuable experience on campus or at nearby public and private schools. Students need to monitor field experience competencies as part of our teacher certification program. Many students gain experience at the Hope Preschool located in Forrest Hall.
Lyco student-teaching supervisors are seasoned professionals and collectively bring over 100 years of teaching and administrative experience to the professional teaching semester. They'll make sure your student teaching experience is a good fit for your interests and career goals.
With six high schools, eight middle schools and over 20 elementary schools within a 20-mile radius of Lycoming, there’s no need to move off campus to do your student teaching (we’ll even pack your lunch). Many principals and current teachers request Lyco student teachers.