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WHY EDUCATION AT ALBRIGHT?

Albright College is a liberal arts institution. Within the context of a liberal arts education, the mission of our teacher education and certification programs is the development of broadly educated professionals who are knowledgeable in areas of specialization, skilled in pedagogy, technologically proficient and cognizant of divergent learning processes. We aim to develop reflective practitioners who are knowledgeable and thoughtful facilitators of the learning, growth and development of students in a culturally diverse and complex world.

That means that at Albright, you’ll gain subject mastery as well as teaching skills. You’ll discover how to manage a classroom and engage in effective assessment. You’ll learn from experienced teachers and study alongside determined classmates. And you’ll do it within a true campus community, a collection of mutually supportive faculty and students who will stand alongside you as you challenge yourself and do more than you ever imagined you could.

We also offer a special 4+1 program for those secondary students desiring to complete both bachelor’s and master’s degree. Information about our graduate programs in education is available by clicking here.

Finally, at Albright we know the value of learning by doing. That’s why we offer numerous opportunities to get off campus and develop your skills in primary and secondary educational settings. These include the Albright Early Learning Center, which houses childcare, preschool, full-day kindergarten and classrooms for school-age special-needs students; field experiences such as classroom observations, inquiry projects, tutoring and mentoring, and teacher shadowing; and, of course, student teaching. Under the guidance of experienced cooperating teachers, you’ll complete two different placements, one in an urban environment, in two different grade levels, greatly enhancing the breadth of your experiences.