The Pennsylvania Department of Education approves this major, and students who successfully complete the requirements and are recommended by the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education will be certified for either the Citizenship Education or Social Science Instructional I Certificate as established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Certification requirements for teachers vary by state.
Pre-Major Work Requirement
Future teachers must be familiar with the characteristics of learners from different backgrounds. Therefore, students applying to enter Penn State Harrisburg’s Secondary Education Certification Programs are expected to have previously completed experience working with secondary-age (ages 12-18) learners. Having prior work experience with secondary-age learners promotes an understanding of teaching and learning processes, contributes to sound decision-making about academic and career goals, and helps prepare educators for their work with diverse learners.
Review the full requirements and complete the form in the PDF listed below.
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