Education Certification

Hands-on teaching experiences are at the core of Hartwick’s education program. You’ll get into the real world, and you’ll make a real difference.

Hartwick offers effective, hands-on experience: study-abroad programs, volunteer service, education work-study, rural, suburban, and urban internships, field practica, and individual independent and directed studies.

Where degrees in education can take you.

A Hartwick education major prepares you for certification in certification in Childhood (1st – 6th grade), Middle Childhood (5th – 9th grade), and Adolescence Education (7th – 12th grade) in 24 teacher certification content areas.

What’s more, Hatwick’s selective program leads to a dual certification program in Special Education/Childhood Education, Special Education/Adolescence Education, Students with Disabilities Generalist (7-12), Music Education (K-12), and Visual Arts (K-12).

A closer look.

There are many effective ways of learning. At Hartwick, these include internships, study abroad, the education work-study program, alternative/multicultural/special education minipracticum, field experience, and directed studies with professors. Students design, develop, and implement an educational program that is consistent with their interests and preparation, and long-term professional goals.

Beyond the basic.

Hartwick START is a service-learning program that places Hartwick College students in K-12 schools or in alternative educational settings where they are in close contact with children. Participants may work as teacher aides, substitute teachers, or individual or small-group tutors in schools, after-school programs, and summer enrichment programs.

Putting education to work.

Hartwick’s education graduates teach in rural, urban, and suburban schools across the country.

Hartwick alumni teach in:

  • Upstate New York
  • New York City
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Vermont, and many other states

Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:

  • Columbia University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Albany
  • The College of St. Rose
  • Fordham University
  • Boston College

Meet the education faculty.

Our distinguished faculty are dedicated to giving tomorrow’s professionals the tools to make an impact the moment they graduate.

Elizabeth Bloom
Associate Professor, Ed.D., Binghamton University
Areas of focus:
sociological foundations of education; educational psychology; social studies education.
Mark Davies
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Ed.D., Rutgers University
Areas of focus:
sociological and philosophical foundations of education; social studies education, curriculum and instruction.
Johanna Mitchell
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Utah
Areas of focus:
history of education reform and policy analysis, critical pedagogy, and student alienation/motivation.


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