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Secondary Education: English Concentration


English education is broad area of study that is more than just grammar and Shakespeare.

Graduates of Secondary Education English who complete all program requirements are eligible to apply for PA Instructional I Teaching Certification.  This certification enables graduates to teach English grammar, writing, English, American and world literature 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 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. More information about field experiences, required certification tests and clearances as well as student teaching may be found by visiting the Office of Field Services.

The Secondary Education English program is recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).