Middle and Secondary Education, and Educational Leadership
Making sure students in the School of Education are fully prepared for the professional world is a priority for the University. That's why we offer many internships that can lead to job opportunities for students in our Middle and Secondary Education programs.
Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. PennWest Edinboro recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.
Edinboro students have interned at ESPN, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, MTV Studios, UPMC Health Systems, the Smithsonian Institution, Erie Zoo, WJET-TV, National Park Service, Flagship Niagara, Hermitage House Youth Services and many more locations.
While some PennWest Edinboro majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits.
Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the Middle and Secondary Education, and Educational Leadership Department internship coordinator, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.
Middle and Secondary Education, and Educational Leadership Department Internship Coordinators:
Dr. Andrew Pushchak
230 Butterfield Hall
Acclaimed artists, medical professionals, Disney and Pixar animators and leaders in business, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at PennWest Edinboro, and so can you.
The Boro Center for Career Development assists students at the outset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on and off campus.
Alumni from the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, and Educational Leadership have gone on to succeed in thrilling careers in their field of study. Check out the career achievements of some of the Department’s notable alumni below.