Education Department

Training Reflective, Relational and Relevant Practitioners

The Education Department at LBC | Capital prepares and disciples students to be reflective, relational and relevant practitioners who think biblically to impact the educational community. This mission guides all aspects of our undergraduate and graduate programming: courses, field placements, learning activities, faculty-student interaction and so much more. Field experiences interwoven with education courses bring theory to practice, providing hands-on learning to further develop students’ skills. Caring faculty walk alongside students as they journey from admission to graduation—and beyond.

Academic Programs

Students at both the undergraduate and graduate level can complete programs leading to certifications from Pennsylvania and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in a variety of areas.

Bachelors

Early Childhood Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Pennsylvania (PreK-4)
  • Association of Christian School International (ACSI) (K-8)

Middle Level Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (B.S.Ed./B.A.B.S.)
  • Pennsylvania Instructional I (4-8)
  • ACSI Standard (K-8)

Bachelors/Masters

Early Childhood/English as a Second Language

  • Bachelor of Science in Education and Master’s in Education (B.S./M.Ed.)
  • Pennsylvania Instructional I (PreK-4)
  • PA ESL Program Specialist (PreK-12)
  • ACSI Elementary (K-8)

Early Childhood/Special Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Education and Master’s in Education (B.S./M.Ed.)
  • Pennsylvania Instructional I (PreK-4)
  • Special Education (PreK-8)
  • ACSI Elementary (K-8)

Master of Education

English as a Second Language (K-12)

This program leads to the Pennsylvania Program Specialist Endorsement in ESL for teachers already holding a Pennsylvania Instruction I or II certification. Students may complete the six courses for ESL certification only or complete the entire program for the master’s degree with ESL certification.


Special Education (PreK-8)

Special Education prepares certified teachers to engage with students with a variety of special needs.

Meet Our Faculty

Full-time & Part-time Faculty

Julia Hershey, D.Ed.
Associate Provost/Department Chair of the Education Department
Stacey Martin, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, Associate Chair
Diane Dick, Ph.D.
Professor
Bob Dodson, Ed.D.
Professor, Certification Officer, Field Placement Coordinator
Angela Becker
Assistant Professor
Timothy Shea
Part-time Faculty