Professional & Secondary Education
Learn. Teach. Commit. Lead.
Welcome to the Professional and Secondary Education Department in the College of Education. We value your professional goals. PSED has accredited programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels that will help you achieve your goal as an aspiring teacher or an educational leader.
PSED programs develop innovative teachers and leaders who critically and creatively respond to the needs of a diverse, ever-changing global society.
Develop an Innovators' Mindset: agility, creativity and 21st Century skills in education and leadership for culturally equitable schools.
If you want to make a positive impact on others, enjoy people and be innovative, education is a great field. The PSED department prepares secondary teachers for grades 7-12, and world languages for grades PK-12 at the graduate level. The graduate teacher preparation program is for the student who already has a BA or BS, but is not a certified teacher.
Graduate & Educational Leadership Options - M.Ed. & Ed.D. Options
The M.Ed. and Certificate Programs have a common core delivered by experienced instructors and administrators. Programs include: Professional, National Board, Principal Certification, Coaching, Physical & Adaptive Physical Education.
The ESU doctorate in Educational Leadership is research-based and practical. The executive cohort model provides the scheduling flexibility and support needed by working professionals. If eligible, candidates can earn their PA Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility.