Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.
Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.
Wanted: Dual degree teachers to help every child succeed.
Supplement your Middle Level Teacher’s degree by adding a Special Education certification, which qualifies you to teach grades four through 8 in your content area and grades Pre-K through 8 in Special Education. This dual degree program will enhance your teaching opportunities in public school systems. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than a quarter million students in Pennsylvania public schools alone require special education services.
It’s great to have choices. The Middle Level Education program allows you to specialize in one content area, or select a high-need area such as math and/or science plus a second content area. All programs are aligned with the PA Common Core Standards. You can also select a content area and add a dual degree in Special Education. Here are your options:
Option 1 - Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in your concentration area and 12 credits in each of the other three academic areas.
English, Language Arts and Reading
Option 2 - Complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in two content areas and 12 credits in each of the two remaining academic areas.
Mathematics and Science
Mathematics and Social Studies
Mathematics, English, Language Arts and Reading
Science and Social Studies
Science, English, Language Arts and Reading
Special Education dual degree offerings:
English, Language Arts, Reading and Special Education
Mathematics and Special Education
Mathematics, English, Language Arts, Reading and Special Education
Mathematics, Science and Special Education
Mathematics, Social Studies and Special Education
Science and Special Education
Science, English, Language Arts, Reading and Special Education
Science, Social Studies and Special Education
Social Studies and Special Education
You’ll be given opportunities to actively contribute in the community by providing tutoring services to students in local school districts. You will participate in other skill building activities that will enrich your personal development as an educator long before you actually begin student teaching. They include:
Classroom observations - learn about different teaching models and education settings.
Philadelphia Urban Seminar - gain practical hands-on experience in inner-city classrooms and earn three credits over the summer.
Team teaching - add a personal touch to lessons as you work alongside a teacher at a local middle school.
Wilderness Quest - serve as a camp counselor and teaching assistant to Titusville Middle School sixth grade teachers and students during weeklong camping trip.
Field experience - spend half of a school day, every day, for seven weeks of the semester while you collaborate with your cooperating teacher to plan lessons, activities, assignments, and assessments.
Since its founding in 1857, Edinboro has focused on teacher education. Our strong legacy translates to a philosophy of excellence and a commitment to developing future teachers who understand the professional, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being educators. As a student at Edinboro you’ll have the opportunity to:
Learn from faculty who are passionate about teaching, research and scholarship. Most have terminal degrees in their field as well as experience in the classroom. They bring the real world and best practices together to create a dynamic and relevant learning environment.
Join a professional organization such as Council for Exceptional Children, Student Pennsylvania State Education Association, BOROeyc, the Kappa Delta Pi Honors Fraternity or the Middle Level and Secondary Education Club.
Graduate ready to join Edinboro alumni who are teaching across the country, or pursuing graduate programs in teacher leadership, reading education, curriculum and instruction and other education-related topics.
Prepare for a rewarding career.
Dr. Whitney Wesley, Department Chair
219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444