Skip to main content
Students with teacher: Education


Welcome to the Moravian College Education Department!


Whenever I have the opportunity, I like to boast that I have found no finer place in the United States to learn to become a teacher or to earn advanced teacher certification than Moravian College. We offer programs leading to initial certification in more than 20 areas, including early childhood pre-K to 4, middle level, secondary, art, music, and special education. We also offer graduate degree and certification programs leading to the Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, and six advanced certifications and endorsements, including principal and supervisory certification as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s online teaching endorsement.

Moravian College embeds the liberal arts in its teacher certification programs. As a result, the entire experience is grounded in reflective practice, field-based learning, inquiry, and teacher action research—all in a 21st century, technologically-rich environment. All full-time faculty in the education department have earned a doctorate in their respective fields of expertise, hold public school teacher certification and experience, and are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. They are complemented by a talented cadre of clinical adjunct faculty who have made impressive contributions to public education.

John Amos Comenius, 17th-century Moravian bishop and the father of modern education, was revolutionary by insisting upon education for all. Benigna von Zinzendorf, the 16-year-old daughter of Bethlehem’s founder, was revolutionary in founding the first school in the American colonies to educate women and native Americans in their own language. Teaching has been an essential part of the mission of the College throughout its history, and Moravian College has prepared students for teaching careers since 1892. We invite you to join us in the education department to engage in the revolutionary thinking and action needed today to ensure that all children—including English language learners and students with disabilities—have the care and instruction they need and deserve to reach their full potential.

Joseph M. Shosh ’88, Ph.D.