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Moravian prepares students for teaching in elementary, middle, and high schools. The program in teacher education is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students who receive Pennsylvania certification but choose to teach in other states are advised to check the certification requirements of the state(s) in which they intend to teach. See the Education section for additional information on teacher preparation.

Teacher Certification

Moravian University offers teacher certification programs in the following areas of secondary education (grades 7-12 unless otherwise noted): biology, English, French (K-12), general science, German (K-12),  mathematics, social studies, and Spanish (K-12). 

The programs of study leading to these certificates are described under the appropriate departmental headings in this catalog. Individual program descriptions also are available through the Education Department. See the sections on science education and historical studies for descriptions of general science and social studies programs, respectively. Students are advised to complete Education 160 and Education 130 in the sophomore year. (They must be taken in separate semesters.) Education 260 usually is taken in the fall term of the junior year and Education 360-365 in the fall term of the senior year. Education 140.2 and 244 should be taken any semester prior to student teaching. Student teaching (Education 375-378) occurs in the spring term of the senior year.