Dr. Heather Shanks-McElroy
Location: Ward Hall
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
Student teacher candidates who will soon be graduating require recommendation for Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification by the Keystone College Certification Officer.
All education students are encouraged to take advantage of the Keystone Education Curriculum lab to create hands-on learning activities for students. Lessons that include visible models help learners increase their understanding while solving problems and developing concepts. The education curriculum lab is a place to research ideas for instruction and create various manipulatives needed to carry out a lesson.