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Secondary Education: Earth and Space Science Concentration


With science teaching jobs in high demand, Clarion University offers a Secondary Education Earth and Space Science concentration.

Graduates of Secondary Education Earth and Space Science who complete all program requirements are eligible to apply for PA Instructional I Teaching Certification. This certification enables graduates to teach Earth Science in grades 7-12 in public, private, parochial, magnet, charter and online school settings. Earth Science includes geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography. Students may elect an option for further study in Geology or Astronomy and Planetarium Management. 

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 more than 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 the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).