Alvernia's undergraduate education programs combine a classic liberal arts curriculum with hands-on fieldwork, including observation hours and student teaching. Unlike many other institutions, Alvernia's programs focus on cultivating students' appreciation for diversity, which enables them to better relate to and teach children and young adults in an array of educational settings. Along with relevant coursework, students have a number of opportunities to explore the field of education outside the classroom by taking part in the Alvernia Education Association, joining Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society, working with the Council for Exceptional Children, and participating in Alvernia's service-learning program.
Unique to Alvernia's Education program is our Montessori School, founded over 50 years ago. Located just minutes from campus, the Montessori School offers student teaching as well as a variety of volunteer opportunities for students to further their learning and refine their teaching skills. In addition to Alvernia's Montessori School, education students receive student teaching and placement at a wealth of top schools within the Reading area.