Clarion University works hard to prepare future teachers who wish to work in the cutting edge field of chemistry.
Graduates of Secondary Education Chemistry who complete all program requirements are eligible to apply for PA Instructional I Teaching Certification. This certification enables graduates to teach Chemistry and science in grades 7-12 in public, private, parochial, magnet, charter and online school settings.
Clarion University Teacher Education faculty continually update their coursework and field experience assignments to reflect the changing school environments as well as Pennsylvania and National Academic Standards for learning and teaching. Education Department faculty are all certified teachers and average over 15 years of K-12 classroom experience.
While a few courses in undergraduate education programs may be offered online, the majority of the program is on campus in highly interactive face to face instruction. Field experiences in schools are integrated during all four years of the program, with larger blocks of time spent in grades 7-12 school settings during the senior year.
The Secondary Education Chemistry program is recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and nationally accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).