With a bachelor’s degree in education from Thiel College, students graduate well prepared to begin a teaching career. That’s because the Thiel College education program emphasizes early exposure to all facets of classroom instruction, resulting in excellent graduate outcomes. Consider this: for the 2015-2016 school year, students had a 100% job placement rate! That includes students that went on to teach locally, regionally and even nationally!
No matter what subject area or grade level you wish to teach, Thiel College provides each student with the experience needed to enter their desired type of career in education. Students have the option to major in early childhood/special education or secondary education, with specializations in biology, chemistry, English, history, math and physics. Whether you wish to pursue a career in elementary, middle, or high school, Thiel College prepares students to teach whichever K-12 level they choose.
Our professors are trained, certified, and have many years of experience as teachers, principals and administrators. Thanks to their instruction, our students have had a 93% summary pass rate on state-required tests in the past three years.
Thiel’s education curriculum is based on highly regarded research about effective teaching, and our faculty works together to help students sequence through their courses and integrate their learning to produce highly qualified, highly prepared and highly employable teachers. Our professors are always staying up-to-date on emerging trends and philosophies. What’s more, classes are designed to get students interacting with each other and experiencing what teaching techniques do and don’t work for different situations. In this way, students apply teaching strategies to their own classrooms.
Each teacher candidate will work within a preschool, elementary, special education, or secondary classroom in one of the local school districts or preschool partners. Before student teaching, education majors are required to complete at least 190 hours of field experience, which is done through coursework. What’s more, students also have the opportunity to participate in many different internships across the country and abroad.
Before graduating, each education major completes an ePortfolio as well as a binder portfolio. These not only assist students on the job market, but they also help majors reflect on teaching style and philosophy. These portfolios contain biographies, lesson plans, prep documents, classroom environment statements, instructional delivery reports and videos, and the student’s resume and references. Check out some of our alumni’s portfolios.
“...the education professors were very current when it came to emerging trends and philosophies present in today’s educational society. When I [began interviewing], I felt prepared and confident in my knowledge and abilities because my professors made sure of it.” Jennifer (Wilfong) Beach ’09
By pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education at Thiel College, you’ll gain practical experience with many hours of field experience in a school district where Thiel has personal connections and maintains quality control. Want to learn more? Request more info now!