Elementary Education Major

Getting a solid start in school is critical to lifelong learning. Be one of these teachers to give children a good foundation. Our elementary education major emphasizes experiential learning and offers you the chance to start working in real classroom settings during your first year of study. By the time you graduate, you’ll have completed five to six placements in diverse classrooms, providing you with excellent preparation for the teaching world. Over 90 percent of GC graduates who sought a teaching position in the last three years are now employed as teachers, working in schools from coast to coast.

In conjunction with the elementary education major, Goshen College’s education program also offers dual certifications in teaching K-6 special education and K-6 English language learners. Additionally, we offer certifications in secondary education and all-grade education.

The GC education program offers unique facilities to expand your own education. At Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, which hosts over 5,000 pre-K-12 students a year, you’ll have the chance to explore environmental education in a hands-on setting. Our on-campus laboratory kindergarten provides a valuable opportunity for observation of child development and behavior in a rich interactive environment. And if you travel abroad with our Study-Service Term, you’ll get the chance to work with children or youth in another part of the world!

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News & Events

NorthWood High School principal David Maugel '92 selected as statewide mentor - The Elkhart Truth

David Maugel '92 was selected as one of 11 principals to serve as a statewide mentor for the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute.

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Students study honeybees, racial identity, Latin American music and more in summer research program

This summer, 18 Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program.

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Anita Stalter, academic dean, to retire after 28 years of service

Anita Stalter, academic dean at Goshen College since 2001, is retiring after 28 years at GC. Prior to becoming dean, Stalter spent 14 years as a professor in the education department and director of teacher education at the college.

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Mary Short '03 helps Young Scientist Club take Off - The Good of Goshen

Mary Short '03 and Suzanne Miller '11, of Goshen’s Parkside Elementary School, make science fun.

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Suzanne Ehst, professor of education, petitions against ISTEP+ bill

Senate Bill 470 would allow private schools accepting state vouchers to administer an alternative exam to the ISTEP+, but Bethany Christian Schools is petitioning state lawmakers to expand the exemption to all schools equally.

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Faculty

Kathy Meyer Reimer

Kathy Meyer Reimer

Professor of Education, Director of Elementary Education

Long Tran

Long Tran

Associate Professor of Education

Suzanne Ehst

Suzanne Ehst

Associate Professor of Education & Director of Secondary Education

Brooke Lemmon

Brooke Lemmon

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Special Education

Marilyn Jantzi

Marilyn Jantzi

Adjunct Professor of Education


Kelly Kissinger

Kelly Kissinger

Adjunct Professor of Education


Jenna Labash

Jenna Labash

Adjunct Professor of Education


Tony Hurst

Tony Hurst

Adjunct Professor of Education


Sally Schlueter

Sally Schlueter

Adjunct Professor of Education


Philip Habecker

Philip Habecker

Adjunct Professor of Education


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