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A teacher teaching secondary school studentsIf you are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of junior high or high school students, you want to teach. At ESU, you major in a content area, and concentrate in Secondary Education. When you graduate, you will have a degree in your chosen content area and a concentration, which is the path to be certified in secondary education (Grades 7-12.). You will have two advisers: one in the major area and one in the department of Professional and Secondary Education (PSED).

ESU’s teacher certification program is nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and has received the "gold standard" as Nationally Recognized.

All About Undergraduate Teacher Preparation at ESU

What do students learn to do?

  • Teach grades 7-12 the subject you major in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, English, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, and languages (Spanish, French, German & Chinese)
  • Use technology to create interactive lessons in face-to-face and online environments that keep students engaged and interested in their learning
  • Design instructional units with the Understanding by Design Framework so that learners focus on the understanding what really matters
  • Create lessons using culturally relevant pedagogy, multiple means of engagement, representation and action expression.
  • Practice strategies to empower your diverse learners through the growth mindset, personalized learning, and social-emotional support.

All About Undergraduate Teacher Preparation at ESU

What do students learn to do?

  • Teach grades 7-12 the subject you major in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, English, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, and languages (Spanish, French, German & Chinese)
  • Use technology to create interactive lessons in face-to-face and online environments that keep students engaged and interested in their learning
  • Design instructional units with the Understanding by Design Framework so that learners focus on the understanding what really matters
  • Create lessons using culturally relevant pedagogy, multiple means of engagement, representation and action expression.
  • Practice strategies to empower your diverse learners through the growth mindset, personalized learning, and social-emotional support.

Certification Areas

Major in one of these areas, with a Secondary Education concentration.


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Professional Licensure Disclosures and Distance Learning State Authorization: Applicants who are applying to programs that may lead to licensure in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of the various state professional licensure requirements. Please see ESU's professional licensure disclosures, Evaluation of Conduct Record, and check licensure requirements by occupation and state at CareerOneStop.

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered in the Professional & Secondary Education department, please contact the secretary at ccooper12@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 209
Phone:
(570) 422-3363
Fax:
(570) 422-3942 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Name
Beth Sockman
Phone:
(570) 422-3621