Knowledge Joined with Love. This principle of the great Franciscan St. Bonaventure inspires and guides Alvernia's education programs. Join us and experience the power of education in the Franciscan tradition: compassionate, caring, and transformative. 


Education Department Mission

The Education Department, rooted in a proud Franciscan heritage, is dedicated to providing instruction in educational theory balanced with current classroom practices. Our education programs focus on a values-centered approach toward the preparation of caring, highly-qualified candidates uniquely prepared to address the needs of the diverse populations in today’s schools. 


The Education Department offers programs for a broad range of educators, from prospective to seasoned teachers to educational administrators. Prepare to transform children's lives and advance your professional career by pursuing a bachelor's of education degree, teaching certification, master of education degree, or superintendent's letter of eligibility. All programs are accredited by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education.


Our education professors offer students their experience in PK-12 and higher education, innovative instructional approaches, educational research, and inspiring mentorship. We are here To Learn. To Love. To Serve. educators of all sorts - aspiring, novice, and seasoned - who come to Alvernia to become ethical leaders with moral courage to do well and do good.


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Questions? Contact:

Dr. Elena Lawrick
Chair, Education Department


Education Programs