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BS Major

Early Childhood/ Special Education

Shape the next generation with a dual certification PK–4 / PK–12 special education degree

Teachers shape the future. How do you shape the future faithfully and with excellence? Learn what it means to educate and teach school-age and special needs children with your head and your heart. Geneva’s dual certification PK-4th grade / PK-12th grade provides a unique and cohesive education program that shapes the hearts and minds of students.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Hands On Approach

Field experience starting Freshman year

College of Distinction

Geneva has been recognized as a College of Distinction in the Elementary Education Program

Certification Reciprocity

Through inter-state certification agreements, certification is readily achieved in many other states

Key Courses

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education

Explore social and philosophical ideas in American education from a Christian perspective.

Meeting the Instructional Needs of PK-4 English Learners

Support and assist real, English-learning students in schools.

Student Teaching

Observation and pre-service teaching under the direction and supervision of a cooperating teacher and a student teaching supervisor from Geneva College.

Survey of Disabilities

Provides aspiring teachers with a survey of the characteristics of special needs students.

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.

89%

Of Geneva's education students passed certification exams upon their first try (2020-21)

Programs lead to certification in PA through the PA Dept of Ed. Through inter-state certification agreements, certification is readily achieved in many other states

“The professors in the education department provide us with more than just book knowledge - they give us real world experience and advice that I know I will be able to use and can't wait to use in my future classroom.” - Sarah Stover ‘18, English with Secondary Education Major

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Pre-School Teacher

Further your impact...

  • Graduate degree in Education
  • Publications within your field
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) Certification

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