Through real classrooms, diverse practicums and experienced research-driven faculty, Bloomsburg University's College of Education pairs a strong teaching foundation with quality field experiences to broaden your understanding of effective classroom instruction and establish a platform for putting theory and research into practice.

Featuring the Department of Teaching and Learning and Department of Exceptionality Programs, we offer programs designed to achieve your career goals either as a teacher, administrator, counselor, sign language/English interpreter, or higher education administrator. Most of our teacher education programs have a 96 to 100 percent employment rate.



Our education programs:

  • lead to teacher certification approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • are taught by faculty — not graduate assistants — with extensive experience in PK-12 schools as teachers, supervisors, principals, curriculum directors, and superintendents
  • include specialized training in non-academic barriers (social, emotional and mental health, suicide prevention) through the McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence
  • allow for dual certification, English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate and STEM Endorsement for enhanced marketability
  • include field experiences beginning in the first year culminating with a 16-week supervised student teaching experience
  • both the Child Life Minor and the Child Life Certificate programs meet the Association of Child Life Professionals curriculum standards and eligibility requirements necessary to obtain the Certified Child Life Specialist credential

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College of Education

3106 McCormick Center

Dr. Daryl E. Fridley, Dean
Dr. Amy M. Eitzen, Associate Dean

College of Education

General Questions | 570-389-4005

Office of the Dean
Ms. Pamela Badolato
Administrative Assistant to the Dean | 570-389-4722

Assessment and Accreditation
Dr. Amy Eitzen
Associate Dean | 570-389-2727

Field Experiences, STEM Initiatives, and Magnet Program
Dr. Kimberly Bolig | 570-389-4608

Teacher Preparation Program Admission, Student Teaching Application, and Certification
Ms. Stephanie Bissinger | 570-389-4007

Department of Exceptionality Programs
Ms. Alma George
Department Secretary | 570-389-4074

Department of Teaching and Learning
Ms. Stacey Starmack
Department Secretary | 570-389-4032

McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence in Positive Behavior Support
Ms. Charlotte Heckman
Administrative Assistant | 570-389-5124