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Teacher Education Department

Shippensburg University has a rich history of preparing some of the best teachers in the region. The Teacher Education Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs with accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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Ship is an excellent place to study to become a teacher because of the opportunities to:

  • Observe classes in elementary, secondary and community college settings
  • Observe physically challenged and exceptional learners
  • Take part in student teaching
  • Participate in student groups that complement the academic experience
  • Receive personalized attention and advisement from experienced professors

There are also opportunities unique to Ship through:

  • Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School – The school provides a unique opportunity to observe and participate in elementary school activities and classroom teaching experiences with children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Ship is the only university in Pennsylvania with an on-campus public elementary lab school.
  • Bartos Child and Family Center – The center is adjacent to the lab school provides opportunities to observe and work with children ages one through five.
  • Head Start – This program on campus provides more opportunities for observations and to work with children.

Tuition for our education-related programs:

$626 per credit

Additional Fees(for courses held on campus): Comprehensive Health $14 per credit, Student Union $25 per credit, and Activity $20 per credit.

Available with the following programs: 

-Curriculum and Instruction, MEd.
-Education Leadership, MEd.
-Literacy, MEd.
-Online Learning, Instruction, and Technology Certificate. 
-Principal’s Certification.
-Special Education Supervisory Certification.

-Special Education, MEd.
-STEM Education, MAT.
-Superintendent Letter of Eligibility.
-Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate.

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Contact the Teacher Education Department Shippen Hall 214 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1688 Fax: (717) 477-4046