If you're interested in helping high school students achieve success, trust PennWest Edinboro to prepare you for a rewarding career as a teacher. Choose the content area that interests you and earn one of the best Secondary Education degrees in Pennsylvania.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than a quarter million
students in Pennsylvania public schools alone require special education services.
When you earn dual certification in Special Education and Secondary Education, you
will be qualified to teach Special Education and courses in your content area in grades
7-12, giving you a broader spectrum of teaching opportunities in Pennsylvania public
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.
You'll 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.
They will become your mentors as you learn how to create dynamic lessons and develop strong classroom-management skills.
A variety of field experiences are embedded into your coursework to further enhance your education.
By the time you graduate, you'll be confident in your abilities and ready to take
the Pennsylvania Certification exams.
This program, accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), gets you out of your own classroom and into the field early and often.
Beginning in your freshman year, you'll have opportunities to actively contribute in the community by tutoring students in local school districts. You'll participate in other skill-building activities that will enhance your personal development as an educator way before you actually start student teaching. Some of these include the following:
At Edinboro, you can select from six academic content areas, or seven areas that are combined with Special Education for dual certification. Here's what each plan of study looks like:
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