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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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Pennsylvania has a 2-tier certification system for teachers. Level I, which if for new teachers, is valid for six years. At the end of the validation period, the teachers must complete a minimum of 24 credits of post-baccalaureate studies and must complete an induction program developed by the school in which they're teaching before they can obtain Level II certification.

To maintain certification, teachers must complete a designated number of continuing education credits.

Students looking for teaching programs in Pennsylvania have a large selection of schools from which to choose. The National Center for Education Statistics indicated that there are more than 100 colleges and universities offering teaching programs in Pennsylvania. Listed below are a few of the top Pennsylvania schools and an overview of what they have to offer.

  • 211 teaching programs in Pennsylvania accredited by CAEP
  • 121 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 44 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Pennsylvania

Based on previous education and experience, there are several paths to earn teacher certification in Pennsylvania. Certain testing and education requirements must be met. All candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree and attend a state-approved teacher education program.

Requirements to Teach in Pennsylvania

There is an alternative Pennsylvania teacher certification for those who hold a Bachelor's degree but have not completed a teacher preparation program approved by the state. Candidates have to decide on the kind of certificate and subject area they want to teach. All candidate must pass the same appropriate subject and grade level exams before the issuance of a license.

A recommendation for a teaching certificate from the institution attended should be included in the application. The recommendation verifies that the applicant completed coursework requirements mandated by the state in core subjects that include English, mathematics, teaching skills, ESL education, and a teaching internship. The first required exams include the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators that measure reading, mathematics, and writing knowledge and the Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment.

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School Level Program Admissions

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Pennsylvania Teaching Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

Resident students have access to a broad array of programs include grants, scholarships, and loan forgiveness programs supported by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. The financial aid assistance path begins by filling out and submitting the FAFSA.

It is required for all state and federal sponsored financial aid. Most school and privately funded scholarships and grants use the FAFSA to determine eligibility. The following are general financial aid programs available to Pennsylvania resident students.

  • Pennsylvania State Grant Program - Available to undergraduates students who are enrolled a minimum of half-time in an in-state,or out-of-state, university or college that participates. Awards vary based on the availability of funds, cost of tuition, and financial need.
  • Partnerships for Access to Higher Education Program - Provides additional grants to students who received a scholarship or grant from an organization that partners with the state or qualified for a Pennsylvania State Grant

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Most students do not qualify for in-state status unless they are domiciled in Pennsylvania and reside in the state for reasons other than school attendance. Procedures for residency establishment vary slightly between institutions, but most adhere to the same basic guidelines.

Residence in Pennsylvania for a minimum of 12 consecutive months for reasons that do not include attending school is required to be considered a Pennsylvania resident.

The guidelines indicate students cannot establish domiciles of their own until they reach 21 years of age. Clear and convincing proof of financial emancipation is required of those 21 and under to prove a separate Pennsylvania domicile. Students who wish to challenge a non-resident classification can make a written appeal. Most colleges assess such challenges case-by-case. Students can submit the following documents to facilitate the process.

  • Residence purchase or lease
  • State tax returns
  • Property transfer statements or bank accounts
  • Voter registration
  • Agreement accepting full-time employment in Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma driver's license
  • Proof of membership in a religious, athletic, political, or social organization in Pennsylvania
  • Affidavit certifying permanent or indefinite residency after graduation
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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg
CAEP
  • Bachelors in BSEd Citizenship (Secondary 7-12) NCSS
  • Bachelors in BSEd English Language Arts (Secondary 7-12) NCTE
  • Bachelors in BSEd Mathematics Education (Secondary 7-12) NCTM
  • Bachelors in BSEd Middle School (4-8) AMLE
  • Masters in Educational Leadership-Building ELCC
  • Post Bachelors in Educational Leadership-Building ELCC
  • Masters in MEd Reading with Reading Specialist Certification ILA
  • Bachelors in Special Education (PK-8) CEC
California University of Pennsylvania
California
CAEP
  • Masters in Administrative Program for Principals ELCC
  • Bachelors in Grades 4-8 AMLE
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Special Education K-8 CEC
  • Endorsement only in Superintendent Certification ELCC
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood with Special Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in English/Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Intervention Specialist K-12 CEC
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Mid-Level 4-8 AMLE
  • Masters in Reading Education (Role 6) ILA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Spanish K-12 Education ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh
CAEP
  • Doctorate in Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders - District Level ELCC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Administration and Supervision ELCC
  • Masters in Educational Administration and Supervision - District Level ELCC
  • Endorsement only in English as a Second Language TESOL
  • Masters in English Language Arts Ed NCTE
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts Education NCTE
  • Masters in Graduate Reading & Language Arts ILA
  • Masters in Instructional Technology AECT
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in Mathematics NCTM
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Masters in Social Studies NCSS
  • Masters in Special Education 7-12 CEC
  • Masters in Special Education PreK-8 CEC
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in Chemistry NSTA
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Earth/Space Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education ACTFL
  • Bachelors in General Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Endorsement only in instructional Technology ISTE
  • Masters in Instructional Technology ISTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Physics NSTA
  • Masters in Principal ELCC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro
CAEP
  • Masters in Early Childhood NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Educational Leadership District Level ELCC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership: Building Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in English Secondary NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Post Bachelors in Middle Level AMLE
  • Bachelors in Middle Level Education AMLE
  • Masters in Reading ILA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Science Secondary NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary English NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary Science NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana
CAEP
  • Doctorate in Administration and Leadership Studies, DED ELCC
  • Bachelors in Deaf Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with Special Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Education of Exceptional Persons MED CEC
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health & Physical Education (AAHE) AAHE
  • Masters in Health & Physical Education MED (AAHE) AAHE
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Literacy, MED and/or Reading Specialist ILA
  • Masters in Masters in English Ed NCTE
  • Masters in Masters in Special Education and Certification Grades 7 through 12 CEC
  • Masters in Masters in Special Education and Certification Pre-K through Grade 8 CEC
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle Level Program AMLE
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Principal Certification ELCC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology, MED/Post-Master's Certification Program NASP
  • Doctorate in School Psychology, PHD NASP
  • Bachelors in Science Education Grades 7-12: Bilology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Bachelors in Spanish Education ACTFL
King's College
Wilkes-Barre
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education 7-12 CEC
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown
CAEP
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in English as a Second Laguage TESOL
  • Bachelors in English Education Baccalaureate NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in English Education Post-Baccalaureate NCTE
  • Masters in Library Science MLS ALA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education Baccalaureate NCTM
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Science Education Baccalaureate NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Science Education Post-Baccalaureate NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education Baccalaureate NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Social Studies Education Post-Baccalaureate NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education-Mentally and Physically Handicapped CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education-Visual Impairment CEC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Supervisory Certificate: Curriculum and Instruction ELCC
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Lock Haven
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood NAEYC
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle Level Education AMLE
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
Marywood University
Scranton
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education (B) NAEYC
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in English as a Second Language TESOL
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education PK-12 CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education PK-12 CEC
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in Chemistry NSTA
  • Bachelors in Earth Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in English Education 7-12 NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in Foreign Language Education: Spanish, German, French ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Foreign Languages ACTFL
  • Masters in Language and Literacy ILA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle Level Education AMLE
  • Bachelors in Physics NSTA
  • 0 in School Building Leadership Level) ELCC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
  • Post Masters in Special Education Supervisory CEC
Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Reading ILA
  • Post Bachelors in Secondary Education Mathematics Post Bac NCTM
  • 0 in Secondary Education Social Studies Post Bac NCSS
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education-English Undergraduate NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education-Math Undergraduate NCTM
  • 0 in Secondary Education-Social Studies Undergraduate NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Sencondary Education English Post Bac NCTE
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education Advanced NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership-Building Level ELCC
  • Post Masters in Educational Leadership-District Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in English Education-Secondary Level NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Mid Level Program Grades 4-8 AMLE
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Spanish & French Education ACTFL
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Masters in Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Reading Education ILA
  • Masters in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education French & Spanish Emphasis ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education-English Emphasis NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education: Middle Level Education AMLE
  • Bachelors in Secondary History NCSS
  • Masters in Social Studies/History with certification NCSS
  • Masters in Special Education 7-12 CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education K-8 CEC
  • Masters in Special Education K-8 CEC
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership - Principal ELCC
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle Level English AMLE
  • Bachelors in Middle Level Math AMLE
  • Bachelors in Middle Level Social Studies AMLE
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Special Education Baccalaureate CEC
  • Masters in Special Education Masters CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education Post Baccalaureate CEC
West Chester University
West Chester
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Grades Preparation NAEYC
  • Post Bachelors in Early Grades Preparation NAEYC
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education ACTFL
  • Post Bachelors in Foreign Language Education ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Health and Physical Education NASPE
  • Post Bachelors in Health and Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Literacy Education ILA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle Grades Preparation AMLE
  • Post Bachelors in Middle Grades Preparation AMLE
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Ed NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education 7-12 CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education 7-12 CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education PK-8 CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education PK-8 CEC
  • Endorsement only in TESL TESOL
Widener University
Chester
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Special Education bacc CEC

Online Teaching Degrees in Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania offers various online programs including master degree programs in early childhood education, English as a second language, technology education and a Master of Education: Advanced Studies in Secondary Education & Teacher Leadership.

Pennsylvania Teaching Specializations

Alvernia University offers certification programs in grades K-4, middle level (4-8), secondary education, special education and principal (k-12). Certification programs in administrative program for principals, early childhood education, technology education, and English as a second language are offered at California University of Pennsylvania.

Penn State University offers post-baccalaureate teacher certification as well as several other certification programs for teaching licensure. The University of Scranton has certification programs in elementary and high school instructional teaching, educational specialist and administrative.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania colleges have multiple options for bachelor degree programs in early childhood, middle school, secondary and special education. AU also offers a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education (grades k-4). A large selection of bachelor degree teaching programs with specialties in mathematic education, early childhood education, childhood/elementary education, special education, technology education and art education, among others are also available.

For instance, Pennsylvania State University offers several bachelor degree education programs. In addition to the majors they offer, there are also minors and areas of concentration students can choose. For instance, the bachelor degree in childhood and early adolescent education offers concentrations in pre-kindergarten, middle level English or middle level social studies.

York College Pennsylvania offers bachelor degree programs in early education, special education, general music education, and secondary education, which offers several different majors.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Pennsylvania

Master degree programs in educational leadership, special education and urban education are available at Alvernia University. The 33-credit master degree programs include coursework and practicum courses so the students can obtain hands-on training. California University of Pennsylvania has a Master of Education program with majors in elementary education (PreK-4), special education, reading specialist, school counseling and applied behavior analysis.

These programs are for students with bachelor degrees who wish to become certified as teachers or just want to advance their education. The curriculum and instruction program at PENN STATE offers concentrations in six areas. Other master degree programs PENN offers are a M.Ed. in adult education, counselor education, educational leadership, English as a second language, higher education and special education.