At Seton Hill, we take pride in preparing future teachers. In addition to our degree offerings in education, we also provide programs designed to provide the academic requirements for teaching certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (If you plan to teach in another state, Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Certification Agreement. See "Earning Your Certification" below.)
As an Undergraduate Student
As a Postbaccalaureate Student
As a Graduate Student
Areas of Certification
The faculty members in Seton Hill's Education Division are also experienced classroom teachers who have dedicated their careers to preparing you for yours.
As part of the preparation for certification, you will participate in a 14-week student teaching program, during which you will plan and employ lesson designs under the guidance of a cooperating teacher at a school in a local area school district. (Student teaching requirements may differ for current teachers who are earning additional certifications.)
Earning Your Certification
Seton Hill's teacher certification program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for certification preparation. Students who secure the recommendation for certification by an approved college or university have met all the requirements of the approved preparation program and the State Board of Education, and have passed all state-required exams. If you plan to teach in another state, Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Certification Agreement with other states/jurisdictions. For more information, visit www.education.state.pa.us.