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Education Department

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Our education program is designed with 21st century teaching and learning in mind and built on a tradition of excellence that dates to 1924 when Chestnut Hill College was founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. CHC's programs are accredited through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and are governed by the General Standards of Chapter 354 of the Pennsylvania Code. All Teacher Education majors must be aware of specific PDE course requirements throughout their program of study. Students must pass required state assessments for teacher certification.

What You'll Experience
Field Experience

Field Experience

Meet Students

Meet Students

Faculty & Staff

Meet Faculty

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After Graduation

Opportunities to Grow
Morris Aboretum Sculpture

Thanks to a partnership with the Morris Arboretum, CHC education majors have a beautiful natural environment in which to learn to create a nurturing classroom environment. "Classroom in the Community" is a program that exposes pre-service teachers to the benefits of field trips.

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Membership in the Council for Exceptional Children is open to all Education majors and minors. The Council provides students with opportunities to become knowledgeable with the latest research on the educational needs of children with disabilities,

Graduate students

At Chestnut Hill College, the Graduate education division seeks to foster a deep commitment to teaching and lifelong learning. The overall objective of the program is to contribute significantly to the improvement of instruction in the classroom, the leadership in schools, and support services to meet the needs of all children.