Preparation for Teaching
The teacher preparation program leads to recommendation for eligibility for an Instructional I certificate to teach in elementary, secondary, or middle schools or to teach students with special education needs in elementary and secondary schools of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has granted program approval in the preparation of teachers of biology, chemistry, communication, earth and space science, elementary education, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, mathematics, Spanish, special education, and citizenship education. Students who satisfactorily complete the University’s requirements in these areas are recommended by the Education Department faculty for a teaching certificate. Those planning to teach outside of Pennsylvania should familiarize themselves with certification requirements elsewhere.
For details on specific requirements in each area of certification, please see the director of the appropriate program (elementary and special education, middle, or secondary education).