Education

Education classroom
Type of Degree: Major

At Heidelberg, we believe that every child deserves a great teacher, and recognize the role high quality teacher preparation plays in helping our students develop into the great teachers they want to be. The School of Education is a curious community of learners engaged in innovative, cutting-edge teaching practices to support your success. Get ready to be empowered at Heidelberg to impact the lives of K-12 students. 

Heidelberg education graduates are highly qualified and sought out by districts following graduation.

Opportunities

Partners in Academic Coaching for Excellence (PACE)

Our PACE mentorship program allows you  to tutor youth on probation. Through a partnership with the Seneca County Juvenile Court, Heidelberg students become academic coaches for local children, ages 12-18, as a condition of their probation. You’ll develop relationships with them to empower these youth through education and support equity for all students.

Education Summit

Heidelberg’s annual Education Summit brings education leaders to campus for a day of engagement and empowerment. The goal of the summit is to help you recognize that you can shape your own teaching practices within the over tested and regulated teaching profession.

TEACH-n-STEAM

Teachers Engaging All Children in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

The TEACH-n-STEAM initiative is a collaborative professional partnership between the School of Education and local K-5 educators seeking to create a culture of learning and innovation through STEAM.  You’ll work with area K-12 classes throughout the year on long-term projects designed to develop their career skill-set and help foster interest and knowledge of various careers.

Run a Math Camp

Learn how to run an elementary Math Camp by collaborating with your classmates to plan and facilitate games, math dances, and team building exercises four to six times throughout the year. You'll be a part of a group of inspiring Heidelberg mentors who lead empowering, engaging, and memorable mathematical learning experiences for local communities. 

Licensure Options

  • Primary Education (PreK-5)
  • Middle Childhood (Grades 4 – 9)
  • Adolescent to Young Adult (Grades 7 – 12)
  • Intervention Specialist (K – 12)
  • Multi-Age Music (Prek – 12)

Student Teaching Preparation

You’ll start earlier and spend more time (seven out of eight semesters) observing and teaching in real classrooms than students in other college programs. Heidelberg education majors have over 160 hours in a classroom before they start student-teaching. During these experiences you’ll plan and teach lessons under the guidance of a mentor or teacher in real classroom conditions to develop your knowledge, skills, and dispositions in preparation for student teaching.

Our field experiences are set up to show you a variety of populations, grade levels, and teaching styles. Early exposure not only makes sure you enjoy teaching, but it allows you to feel confident and prepared for your student teaching experience.

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 

Accreditation

Heidelberg University’s School of Education is fully accredited from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education. This accreditation is evidence that Heidelberg's programs prepare quality teachers that possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions to positively affect the learning and development of diverse students.

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