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Undergraduate Programs

We believe a teacher is best prepared through a program that integrates the liberal arts within a meaningful academic discipline and extensive hands-on field experience. Our program will engage you in putting theory into practice, as well as the art of self-reflection, in order to help you become a teacher who acts deliberately and thoughtfully and has the ability to explain the basis for those actions.

Important Notice: Act 55 of 2022 signed into law by Governor Wolf on July 8, 2022, requires the Secretary of Education to waive the requirement to satisfactorily complete the assessment of basic skills required under section 1207.3 and 22 Pa. Code § 49.18(c) (relating to assessment) for 3 years from July 8, 2022 through July 8, 2025. This applies to all students who enter preparation programs during this period as well as otherwise qualified candidates for licensure who make application during this period. 

Undergraduate Level Certifications:

Our goal is to prepare you to:

  • be a scholar as well as an educator
  • possess a solid grasp of content to be taught
  • be committed to the academic success of all your students
  • be concerned with the personal as well as the intellectual development of your students
  • use pedagogical strategies that are firmly grounded in empirical research and systematic reflection of practice
  • understand the value of continuing professional development
  • teach to the diversity of students in your classrooms
  • use assessment to inform instruction, proficient with integrating technology to enhance instruction
  • become a lifelong learner