Being a teacher is hard work, but if you love teaching and learning, it is a fun and amazing career! Successful teachers must be engaged and engaging, open and collaborative, dedicated, and professional. The education major at Holy Cross will enable you to change the world for the better, by educating hearts and minds, one child at a time. It is more than a career, it is a vocation.

Holy Cross College students are exposed to a variety of classrooms from the start. Our program puts students in the field right away with a trained and experienced mentor teacher. They participate in meaningful work and spend more hours working with kids than most programs. Holy Cross also offers a 4-year program to complete dual licensure in Elementary Education and English as a New Language (ENL). ENL prepares teachers to work with immigrant students and their families. In our diverse society, this additional license will make Holy Cross graduates extremely marketable in the field of education.

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education.2The curriculum in the Teacher Education Program is designed to prepare beginning teachers for public, private, or parochial schools. The program has defined its core beliefs to establish the competency base of its graduates. Competence is also demonstrated by the completion of academic requirements as well as field requirements necessary to be considered a novice professional ready for a teaching career.

The Elementary Education Program will prepare candidates for a dual license in teaching children in grades K-6. You will receive both an elementary education license and also the highly marketable English as a New Language (ENL) certification. This reflects the acknowledged need for beginning teachers to be culturally competent in working with children from all language backgrounds.

Along with experienced faculty, we offer:

  • Accreditation by the Indiana State Department of Education.
  • Extensive experiential learning opportunities with 675+ hours of work in the field.
  • Extended periods of time in the classroom, working with children from your first education course to your student teaching internship in your last semester of your senior year.
  • A dual license in Elementary Education and ENL in four years.

To learn more about the Teacher Education Program, visit the Application to the Teacher Education Program page.

Title II Report Card

Felicia Reid-Metoyer
Chair, Department of Education
I have experienced nearly every aspect of teaching, from being a first-grade teacher to college professor. I believe the role of a teacher is something to be proud of. It’s our responsibility to be ambassadors for social justice and service. I look forward to guiding student teachers through their year of fieldwork.

Annette Romans
Instructor of Elementary Education
Director of ENL Certification
I believe all children can learn and it is the primary function of educators to facilitate learning by employing best practices and relationship building. My experience working with a diverse population of students has allowed me first-hand experience in the classroom. Additional positions in Practicum Supervising, Instruction of ENL courses, administrative work, assessment direction, School Board experience, and a leadership role in Professional Development have afforded me the opportunity to work with stakeholders at all levels. I seek to continue my commitment to the field of Education through work in the formation of future teachers and partnership opportunities with local schools.

Sarah Lamphier
Adjunct Professor of Education
I have experience teaching middle school math and science and am involved with the ACE program at the University of Notre Dame. At Holy Cross, I teach methods courses and professional development on curriculum and instruction.

The education internship is student teaching. The student will spend a full year in one classroom. Fall is part time (1 and 1/2 days) and spring is full time. We work closely with students to provide them with the grade level, school, and teacher placement of their choice, which can be at a Catholic school or a public school. Holy Cross graduates have gone on to be teachers, coaches, tutors, child care professionals, youth developers, social workers, school counselors, and even moved on to leadership/principal roles.

For more information about student teaching, the Student Teacher Handbook is available online.

Our students participate in research opportunities as well. In the past, this has included action research and working with data in the classroom, a Skype buddy experience with participants in Nicaragua, and a parent involvement project called No Parent Left Behind, which received a Ganey grant.

ENL License Program Information
The English as a New Language (ENL) post-baccalaureate license program is comprised of 18 total credit hours taken within one year’s time. This program prepares participants for EL licensure.

Fall (9 credits)

ENLL560: ENL Part 1: Language Acquisition and Methods (1.5 hrs. per week face to face course on site and 1.5 hours per week in an online learning environment)

ENLL 500 Practicum 1: Mentoring Experience Part 1

ENLL 550: Cultural Immersion (An online course combined with 40 hours of experience working with students and families of a different culture)

Spring (9 credits)

ENLL565: ENL Part 2: Methods and Language Acquisition (1.5 hrs. per week face to face course on site and 1.5 hours per week in an online learning environment)

ENLL 501 Practicum 2: Mentoring Experience Part 2

ENLL 590 Capstone Project (Online course)

Enrollment for 2019-20 Certification Program is closed.

Enrollment for Spring ENL Methods course open through December 27, 2019. Use link below to enroll. Please email Annette Romans @ for additional information regarding this course.

Program Cost: $4950.00
Estimated book cost: $200

Please note, this program follows the Holy Cross College academic calendar, however, accommodations can be made for teachers with different academic schedules.

CLICK HERE to apply

Felicia Reid-Metoyer
Chair, Education Department