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Education - Undergraduate Programs

Early Elementary (PK-4) and Special Education (PK-8)


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4th grade school teacher
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3rd grade school teacher

Neumann's program leading to a degree in Early Elementary Education and Special Education provides students with a strong foundation in theory, best practices and current research, while integrating a unique field experience sequence that offers students ongoing, diverse experiences in the classroom beginning in freshman year. Our professional University-School partnerships link us to schools and school districts that provide our students with a wide array of opportunities to put their skills and strategies into practice early and often in their academic career.

The Special Education (PK-8) program is offered in conjunction with Early Elementary Education (PK-4) and the student teaching experience is provided in two settings: one in a traditional school setting and one in a special education setting. Graduates will be able to teach in traditional early elementary education settings (PK-4) and in special education programs for students with intellectual and/or physical disabilities; behavior disorders; autism; or other multiple disabilities. NOTE: Obtaining a degree in Education does not guarantee certification; students must meet requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) in order to be certified.

Secondary Education
(Grades 7-12)

At Neumann University, students have the opportunity to earn certification in the following areas: Biology and General Science; English; Math; or Social Studies. Students interested in teaching at the Secondary level major in the subject area they wish to teach and take the required coursework to meet PDE standards for certification. Students in the Secondary Education program gain the advantages of field experience in each of their Education courses and complete the student teaching component during their last semester at the University.


For additional information, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, which coordinates the admission of all students, at (610) 558-5616 or (800) 9-NEUMANN or feel free to e-mail us at



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