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Teaching: Child and Family Studies (non-certification)

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Teaching: Child and Family Studies

Pursue a rewarding career working with children, adolescents, and families.

Why study Teaching: Child and Family Studies?

Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and field placements:

  • This non-certification program designed to prepare professionals who are skilled in working with children and families in educational and non-educational settings.
  • Engage in coursework and fieldwork in authentic environments, including a semester long agency-based field experience, and explore the complexity of human behavior in real-life settings.
  • Build a sound social sciences foundation, learn the theories and processes of lifespan development emphasizing the framework for the ways in which families and communities coalesce.
  • Participate in school-based observation and participation each semester and gain real world experience with field experiences beginning with your first semester, pre-student teaching placements, and 14 weeks of student teaching in your last semester.

Receive personalized attention and top-notch instruction in a supportive environment:

  • Our Stairs to Success developmental plan for success will guide you through your time at Keystone.
  • 92% of students receive financial aid.
  • Over 150 scholarships are awarded yearly.

Career Options

  • Case Manager
  • School Counselor
  • Program Developer
  • Reading Specialist

Employers

  • Children’s Center at Keystone College
  • Scranton School District
  • Treasure House Child Development

Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.

13:1

Keystone student-to-faculty ratio

6%

increase in jobs over the next 10 years

$58,110

Median annual salary for child and family careers

Social Mobility Ranking

Important Resources for Education Students

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Formal Admission

Learn how to apply as an Education student. You must be formally accepted into the education program before being permitted to take 3000/4000 level courses. 

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Teacher Certification Prep

Learn about accelerated programs if you already have your bachelor's degree and want to teach in Pennsylvania.

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Apprenticeship Programs

Learn how high school students interested in early childhood care and those currently working in a the field can gain on the job training and earn college credit.

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Early Field Placement

Learn how to succeed in your first, second, and third year placements. Each field participation provides an opportunity to experience life in the classroom.

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Student Teaching

Learn about student teaching in your senior year.  Student teaching takes place in two seven week periods after all academic course work is complete.

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Clearances

Learn the process for clearances. Any education student wishing to participate in a field experience or student teaching must obtain required clearances every year.

Featured Faculty

Heather Shanks-McElroy, PhD

Heather Shanks-McElroy, PhD

Professor of Education, Program Director for ECE, Child and Family Studies and Graduate Program - ECE Leadership
Jan Kaskey, MS

Jan Kaskey, MS

Professor of Education     
Jeanie Prall, MS

Jeanie Prall, MS

Instructor and Program Director of Middle & Secondary Education and Accelerated Programs
Karen Arcangelo, PhD, NCSP

Karen Arcangelo, PhD, NCSP

Chair of the Education Department, Associate Professor and Program Director of Early Childhood Education/Special Education, and Faculty Coordinator of Adult and Online Learning

Maryellen Tharp, MS

Professor of Education    

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