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Our students do what they came to do – teach! Our students have tremendous success in finding teaching placements locally, regionally and nationally.

Education Student Outcomes

The Thiel College education program emphasizes early exposure to all facets of classroom instruction, resulting in excellent graduate outcomes.

  • 100% job placement rate for 2015 and 2016 majors
  • 93% summary pass rate on state-required tests in the past three years

Alumni Stories

Jamie Whitaker '18
Fourth Special Education Inclusions, Chesapeake, Va.

“I loved my time at Thiel College and greatly appreciate all of the experiences I was given to help prepare me for my future career.”

  • Certifications: ECE/SPED

Kaytee Candela Shimek '18
Kindergarten Teacher, Spotsylvania, Va.

“Thiel College Education Department has a special place in my heart. I gained an extensive amount of knowledge due to the dedication and knowledge base of the professors. They have molded me into the educator I am today. I cannot imagine better professors and department. The relationships I built with my professors and peers within the department allowed me to succeed.”

  • Certifications: ECE/SPED

Amber Port '17
Lead Headstart Teacher, Franklin, Pa.

"Being a student in the Education Department at Thiel College was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Because of the small class sizes, I felt my professors were always there for me. The content knowledge I have learned is superior to other teacher graduate programs that I have experienced since being out of college. Many of the things that are presented in my grad classes were ones that I had already learned at Thiel. I am well prepared to be an effective teacher."

  • Certifications: ECE/SPED

Jacob Marino '18
Special Education Teacher, N.Y.

“The Education Department staff were an incredible asset to me during my time at Thiel. They assured me the ability to leave college ready to jump into any classroom and be a successful teacher. The education program was a mixture of pedagogical practice in the field, as well as sound research based instruction on what works in schools. The faculty always had an open door and would bend over backwards to help prepare all students to become effective teachers."

  • Certifications: ECE/SPED

Emily Skebo '15
Special Education Teacher, Greenville, Pa.

"I learned a great deal about teaching during my time at Thiel College. The Education Department prepared me for my future as an elementary special education teacher. Many of the professors had educational leadership experience and taught me the many important lessons and skills to be successful in public school. I am now a learning support teacher for grades 2 and 3 and believe that I have the best educational background possible to succeed."

  • Certifications: ECE/SPED