Education Questions

Dr. Heather Shanks-McElroy
Location: Ward Hall

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Be a part of a teacher preparation program that gets you in the classroom early and often.

The education programs at Keystone College prepare our future educators by providing opportunities and experiences to think critically, act independently, and collaborate in ways that will transform lives and prepares you to handle any classroom situation. Our faculty strive to assist students to become self-directed individuals who can creatively make informed decisions, communicate effectively and examine ethical issues which will inform their instructional practices for years to come.

Getting Into the Classroom

Field Experiences and Student Teaching

We are dedicated to getting you into the classroom often to observe children and use what you’ve learned in our classrooms to gain invaluable real world experience.


Information for Current Education Students

Formal Admission

Education students must be formally accepted into the education program before being permitted to take 3000/4000 level education classes at Keystone College.


Education students anticipating being recommended for certification must ensure they have taken and passed the appropriate exams.

Educator Certification

Student teacher candidates who will soon be graduating require recommendation for Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification by the Keystone College Certification Officer.

Curriculum Lab

Create hands-on learning activities for students, research ideas for instruction and create various manipulatives needed to carry out a lesson in the Education Curriculum Lab.

Our Education Faculty