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:
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
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.