That’s the job of a great educator. And we will give you the tools to get you there.

Our curriculum will prepare you for certification in these areas:

Major & Teaching Certification

Biochemistry: General Science (7-12)
Biology: Biology, General Science (7-12)
Chemistry: Chemistry, General Science (7-12)
Creative Writing: English (7-12)
English: English (7-12)
French: French (K-12)
German: German (K-12)
History: Citizenship Education, Social Studies (7-12)
Mathematics: Mathematics (7-12)
Music Education: Music Education (K-12)
Physics: Physics, General Science (7-12)
Political Science: Citizenship Education, Social Studies (7-12)
Psychology: Social Studies (7-12)
Sociology/Anthropology: Social Studies (7-12)
Spanish: Spanish (K-12)

In addition to the above list, Business and Art majors can complete teacher certification after graduation by applying to SU’s Teacher Intern Program. For more information, click here.

You’ll be in a classroom early and often-doing classroom observations, one-on-one tutoring, small group instruction and more. Our award-winning Global Opportunities program in Chester, England, gives you international classroom experience that will make your resume shine. Add a certification in English as a second language (ESL) programming to make yourself even more marketable.

You’ll start your senior year of student teaching with more than 150 hours of classroom experience.

The classroom is calling you

We’ve been training quality teachers since 1904. We know how to help you find a position and nearly all of our graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees within six months of graduation.

Our graduates teach at all levels—from preschool to higher education—all over the world.

We make sure you have the academic expertise to shine in your discipline, and the cultural competence to work with students from all backgrounds, so you’ll be comfortable in your classroom no matter where you land. Our interdisciplinary minors, like leadership and diversity studies, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.


Special Education Certification

A special education certification will prepare you to work with students with special needs.

ESL Program Specialist

With the English as a second language program specialist certification, you can gain the experience and expertise to support English language learners.

Teacher Intern Program

Holders of baccalaureate degrees can gain teaching certificates by completing professional education courses. Certified teachers can also add certifications in English as a second language (ESL) and special education.

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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David McLaughlin, department head

Sara Wenrich, education department coordinator