Education

Refine your passion for teaching through Millersville University's historic, renowned and experiential Education programs.

Why Study This Program?

Refine your passion for teaching the next generation of learners through Millersville University's renowned Education program. MU was established in 1855 as an institution for the training of qualified teachers under the name, the Lancaster County Normal School. Several decades and name transitions later, the University has shifted to offer a variety of liberal arts degrees but has continued to provide top-notch teacher training programs.

Whether you wish to provide preschoolers with a solid foundation for learning or share your love of a specific subject with middle and high school students, you will find the resources you need to succeed at Millersville. Invested faculty members provide valuable advice and share innovative tools that prepare you to be a leader in the classroom.

Within the Education department, you can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) in Early Childhood Education, Middle Level Education, or Early Childhood Education and Special Education Dual Certification. The University also provides a pathway to Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degrees in Elementary Education, Language and Literacy Education, Early Childhood Education and Gifted Education.

Millersville University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and 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. 

What Will You Learn?

The many opportunities available within Millersville University's Education program allow you to select your pathway to the classroom. You will build a strong foundation of academic and professional knowledge under the instruction of the passionate and experienced professors at MU. From the start of your time at MU, you will observe and participate in classrooms related to your specialization. 

MU's Education programs lead to Instructional 1 teaching certificates in the areas of early childhood education, middle level education and special education. Each program is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of subject matter, understanding of teaching skills appropriate to age and grade level, and extensive field experiences. During student teaching, students have the opportunity to select local or international settings for placement.