Commit to achieving a first-rate
career by enrolling in the Professional Studies in Education program for
pre-service and in-service educators and administrators. Creativity, critical
thinking and the ability to blend technology with classroom instruction puts
you in the top ranks of the public schools arena.
Dual certification paths prepare
teachers for balancing the needs of mainstream early childhood and special
needs students—a contemporary reality. When you graduate, use your credential
to offer special ed services in non-public school environments.
If you prefer to develop a
teaching specialty in the mid-level grades, the Professional Studies in
Education Department partners with other departments to prepare you. An urban
teaching track is also available and includes a senior year student teaching
component in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
time when the importance of education is being debated nationwide, the need for
excellent pre-service and in-service teachers has never been greater. Most
adults can recall and praise a favorite teacher who helped them prepare for and
realize life-changing dreams. Gifted
educators will always be a cornerstone of achievement in any field of endeavor.
Commitment to this career is for you if making a profound difference in the
lives of others is a goal.
evolving curriculum theories and innovative technologies, our educational
system would be stagnant and ineffective. When you become a teacher you help
deliver and refresh the knowledge and expertise schools need to serve society. Be
come a part of a movement that may very well contribute groundbreaking insights
to the ongoing challenge of learning.
is the hallmark of the IUP bachelor programs. Choose a track that truly suits
your interests. All programs lead to a Pennsylvania certification
as a public school teacher, and reciprocal agreements with school systems in
other states improve your search for a job.
Studies in Education faculty. Professors care deeply for their students,
provide personalized guidance and maintain IUP’s original mission of creating
Strong employment connections. Local and national school districts look
to IUP for referrals. If you do well and are not limited to staying in
Pennsylvania for employment, you’re all but guaranteed a job upon graduation.
Dual certifications. IUP was one of the first universities to adapt to new state mandates that
combined early childhood and special needs instruction credentials.
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