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Seton Hill has been preparing educators since 1885. Our founders, the Sisters of Charity, consider education one of their most important missions. Today, graduates from Seton Hill's education programs go on to become professional educators in public, private and parochial schools or work in various capacities with adoption and child care agencies, adult continuing education programs, alternative schools, pre-school and after-school programs, education programs in correctional institutions, educational software design, state and federal education assistance and support programs, tutoring programs and textbook development.

"I have begun my teaching career with Buncombe County around Asheville, N.C. Everything is going great. I think that everyone in the education department at Seton Hill instilled in me a belief that I was special and that I could truly help kids. And I really do believe this. Thanks again for everything.

P.S. Tell all the professors what a great job they are doing."

- Kevin Potthoff, SHU '13, M.A. in Special Education, in an email to Seton Hill's Education Division.

Teaching Certification in Pennsylvania

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.

Teaching Certification in Other States

If you plan to teach in another state, Pennsylvania has signed an Interstate Certification Agreement with other states/jurisdictions. For more information, visit

Licensing and certification requirements for each state can be found on the Understanding Certification section of

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