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The third live, online “Conversation with the President” sponsored by the Clarion University Alumni Association aired on June 24, 2014. This event was an opportunity to hear firsthand from the president, as well as Dr. Todd Pfannestiel, Dean of the College of Arts, Education and Sciences, about Clarion’s plans for its School of Education.


Why Choose the Clarion University School of Education?

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Choices are about the value you get.  We offer to you the following values:

First, you will be prepared as an effective, dedicated and high-quality education professional.

Second, we deliver a nationally accredited education program provided by dedicated professional faculty with extensive public school and university teaching experience. As a professional school, we proudly offer you programs with fifteen state, national and disciplinary accreditations. The Clarion education programs are accredited by NCATE-the standard of excellence in Teacher Preparation

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"The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the profession's mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today." more

Third, Clarion's education program is a "Best Buy" delivered to you at a very competitive price.

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University undergraduate education programs

University graduate education programs

Clarion University and Butler County Community College are working together to provide an early childhood education degree completion option.  Classes will be conducted on the Butler campus starting January 2014. 


Special Education

Special education students who graduate from Clarion University receive certification to teach students with mental and/or physical disabilities in elementary and secondary schools. This encompasses children who may be emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, physically disabled and who have all levels of mental retardation.

This program is interdisciplinary. It combines the teaching resources of the biology, health and physical education, nursing, psychology, rehabilitative sciences and sociology faculties of Clarion University.

Students are prepared to assume professional human service positions in aging, developmental disabilities and substance abuse service delivery systems, or continue on in graduate study.

Several programs are available:

Master's degree programs are also available: