Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Teaching is one of the most noble professions and the successful career takes life-long dedicated professionals.  Alumni of Clarion University's Education Programs have enjoyed success as teachers across the globe.  Currently, Pennsylvania and many other states are experiencing a teacher shortage, so the career possibilities are increasing dramatically.  Our education programs provide unique opportunities to work with students in rural settings, with students with special needs, with non-native english-speaking students overseas, and to conduct and present research at state and national conferences.

Our nationally accredited School of Education offers PA Teacher Certification Programs in:

early childhood/elementary

middle level

secondary education

and each of these programs can be combined with special education. We also offer an online associate degree in early childhood (Early Childhood Directors Program).

The Education Department also offers a graduate program leading to a Master's Degree in Education with concentrations in:

Curriculum and instruction

Reading education (K-12)

Early childhood, science


Special education

A PDE-approved Online Instruction Endorsement is offered for current teachers as a component of the Masters of Education Degree or as a stand-alone non-degree program.

Each curriculum meets:

Graduation requirements of the university

Certification requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Accreditation standards of professional groups such as the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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