LVC student teacher in classroom at Northwest Elementary School


As an education major, you'll benefit from our experienced faculty, who will teach you to put theory into practice using the latest methodologies and technology.

In fact, LVC's education major—which offers guaranteed field placements—is ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation and produces the top 10 percent of highest-paid graduates in the nation (College Factual).

Learn More About the Program

LVC’s Education programs are designed to meet all content requirements mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education while providing more than 200 hours of field experience before the student teaching semester. Choose to become certified in early childhood education, special education, biology, chemistry, citizenship education, English, mathematics, music education, physics, social studies, or Spanish. Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

Choose Your Pathway

Whatever direction you choose, you’ll be expertly prepared for a fulfilling career shaping the lives of young people in your community.

the semester education students observe in K–12 classes
median pay for kindergarten and elementary school teachers, 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
pass rate (students seeking licensure in PA)
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Student Resources

All enrolled students in any education program at Lebanon Valley College must complete the Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Criminal History Record, and Federal (FBI) State Criminal History Record background checks prior to the start of freshman year.

View information and examples on background checks and clearances here.

In Their Words

After I changed majors, Dr. Ann Berger-Knorr worked with me to play catch-up so I could graduate with my friends, even though I was a year behind on courses. Together, we created an outline of what classes to take and when. She never gave up on me.
Trevor Dugan ’18, Special education teacher, Devereux Children’s Behavioral Health Services
I truly think that this community directly contributes to the success of its students and is invaluable to cultivating a society of individuals who are inspired to accomplish great things outside of the classroom.
Julia Resele ’22, Fulbright Scholar, Life Skills Teacher, Northern Lebanon Elementary School
The LVC staff I met during the application process strived to meet my needs and address my concerns. This personal attention made me feel welcome and wanted. LVC has the best intentions for their students.
Daisy Mendez ’24, Early Childhood Education, transfer student

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