The PK-4 Education Certification Program requires students to take an array of courses in the field of education. All courses required for certification, including field experiences, must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to student teaching. The program requirements are listed on the Courses page.
A minimum grade of C is required in all courses for certification; however, a 3.0 grade-point average is required to be eligible for student teaching and for certification.
*Master’s Degree Track
All post-baccalaureate candidates have the option of placing themselves on track to earn a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Curriculum while concurrently working toward Pennsylvania certification. If this path interests you, you may seek more information during your initial intake meeting with the program coordinator.