Program Overview

In Immaculata's Education major focusing on grades 4-8, you will choose a concentration in English, science, or social studies and learn about teaching resources and methods of presenting material to your class. You’ll explore current state and national standards for teaching in elementary schools.

The Education Division at Immaculata will help you understand professional standards, pedagogical skills, and ethics in order to become a knowledgeable teacher. You will be encouraged to analyze educational issues, exemplify creativity in teaching, and practice Christian values.

All teacher education programs offered at Immaculata University have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Our faculty members make every effort to help students prepare to teach in states other than Pennsylvania, although students are ultimately responsible for ascertaining the requirements of those states. Learn more about teacher certification.

The Education program includes a substantial experiential component: field experience during sophomore and junior year, and student teaching during senior year.  The director of student teaching coordinates all student teaching placement efforts and communicates with superintendents, assistant superintendents, human resource managers and principals on behalf of undergraduate students, adult undergraduates, and graduate students.

The program is designed to produce graduates who are proficient in:

  • Planning lessons that incorporate appropriate learning activities
  • Using various instructional strategies to support English language learners and special needs students
  • Managing the classroom and practicing reflective decision-making
  • Being responsive to the unique learning processes of individual students
  • Addressing educational issues in contemporary society

Students who graduate with certification and a minimum GPA of 3.5 may pursue a master's degree in the Educational Leadership program during a fifth year of study. For more information on this program, see the program goals and the administration or instructional track.


All students applying for teacher certification from Immaculata must complete:

  • PSY 324 Developmental Psychology
  • 6 credits of mathematics
  • 6 credits of English (composition and literature)

Please see the course sequence sheet for the B.A. in Education, Grades 4-8.

Learn about classroom observation and student teaching requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the impact of culture on children’s cognitive and social growth
  • Be aware of educational psychology, including student development, learning styles, and theories of learning
  • Demonstrate teaching competence
  • Be familiar with testing and grading as ways to evaluate teaching effectiveness and student academic achievement

Admission Requirements

You will apply to the Education program in the second semester of your sophomore year. The program requires you to:

  • Show interest in children and how they learn
  • Have an effective teaching personality
  • Indicate professional growth
  • Maintain at least a B average in your major area and your professional sequence
  • Attain no less than a grade of B- in any course in the professional sequence

Contact your advisor for more information.

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