About Us



Millersville University was established in 1855 as an institution for the training of qualified teachers. Originally known as the Lancaster County Normal School, it was renamed the Millersville State Normal School in 1859. Millersville has the distinction of being the first normal school in Pennsylvania. In order to provide students authentic classroom experiences on campus, the Model School was created in the late 1890s. This school continued to provide pre-service teaching experiences for students until the late 1960s. After becoming Millersville State Teacher’s College in 1927, the college began offering baccalaureate degrees. With the change in emphasis from teacher training to liberal arts, the name was changed to Millersville State College in 1959 and in 1983, Millersville University.


Undergraduate Programs

  • B.S. Ed. in Early Childhood Education
  • B.S. Ed. in Middle Level Education

Graduate Programs

  • Masters of Education in Elementary Education
  • Masters of Education in Language and Literacy Education
  • Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Masters of Education in Gifted Education

Supervisory Certification Programs

  • Supervision of Elementary Education
  • Supervision of Reading and Language Arts Education
  • Program Specialist – ESL Certification Program

Post Baccalaureate Certification Program

  • Early Childhood Education


Millersville University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is approved by the American Association of University Women. The Elementary and Early Childhood programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 


Millersville University is once again ranked among the Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, moving up a notch in the 2022 rankings to #28.

Millersville is also ranked No. 96 overall (publics and privates) in Regional Universities in the North, staying firm at the same ranking as last year. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

As an academic institution, Millersville University has earned its place among U.S.News & World Report's top 10 public universities in the North and is recognized for its academic excellence in Martin Nemko's book How to Get an Ivy League Education at a State University.