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Careers and Internships Secondary Education

Graduates of the secondary education program who complete all program requirements are eligible to apply for PA Instructional I Teaching Certification. This certification enables graduates to teach in grades 7-12 in public, private, parochial, magnet, charter and online school settings.

Clarion University School of 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. School of Education 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.

While the majority of Clarion education graduates find employment within the Commonwealth, the high standards required to earn a PA teaching certification make it highly portable to other states.

Below you'll find other important notes specific to each concentration.


Biology

The secondary education biology program is recognized by the National Science Teachers Association and nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Chemistry

The skills and knowledge integrated into the secondary education chemistry program also prepare graduates to move into fields which combine science knowledge, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills. For example, science education alumni have successfully entered the workforce as corporate trainers, museum educators, science center directors, pharmaceutical sales, and outdoor education coordinators.

The secondary education chemistry program is recognized by the NSTA and nationally accredited by NCATE.


Earth and Space Science

The field of Earth Science includes geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography. Students may elect an option for further study in geology or astronomy and planetarium management.


English

The skills and knowledge integrated into the secondary education English program also prepare graduates to move into fields which combine English knowledge, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills. For example, alumni have successfully entered the workforce as corporate trainers, authors, writers and documentarians. They are also well prepared for graduate study in English or education.


General science

The PA Instructional I Teaching Certification enables graduates to teach life science, physical science and general science.

The secondary education general science program is recognized by the NSTA and nationally accredited NCATE.


Mathematics

The PA Instructional I Teaching Certification enables graduates to teach mathematics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus in grades 7-12.

The secondary education mathematics program is recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and nationally accredited NCATE.


Physics

The PA Instructional I Teaching Certification enables graduates to teach physical science and general science.


Social studies

The PA Instructional I Teaching Certification enables graduates to teach U. S. history, world history, U. S. government (civics) and geography.

The secondary education social studies program is recognized by the National Council of Social Studies and nationally accredited by the NCATE.

 

Last Updated 12/12/17