Call for Third Party Comments: We encourage stakeholders to provide comments about our programs as a part of our upcoming accreditation visit.


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:

  • are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • 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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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 Kemper
Administrative Assistant | 570-389-5124


Call for Third Party Comments: The College of Education at Bloomsburg University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November 18-20, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to:

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.