The School of Education's secondary education teacher certification programs are designed for individuals and non-education majors who seek to qualify for state teacher certification to teach middle and high school content.
The curriculum is structured to meet the requirements that lead to certification recommendations for:
Both undergraduate and graduate pathways are available. The undergraduate teacher education program is the pathway taken for candidate who have some college experience, but do not yet possess a bachelor's degree.
Graduate teacher education programs are designed for those who recently obtained a bachelor's degree or career-changers who already minimally possess a bachelor's degree including those who already serve as temporary, emergency, or substitute teachers and wish to earn a formal teaching certification.
Living Overseas: For students who are not living in the USA please contact the School of Education’s Program Manager for Graduate Teacher Education Certification or MS in Teaching Learning and Curriculum at 215-895-6770 for specific requirements for International field experiences, Praxis exams, and certification application requirements.
Ten content-specific Post-bac areas of study are offered by the School of Education, each leading to their own certifications with required courses and Praxis exams: