Teachers from out-of-state can now earn Pennsylvania teaching certification through Wilson College’s innovative Teacher Online Pathway (TOP). Convenient, flexible and affordable, TOP is for current teachers who want to work towards certification on their own schedules. Pennsylvania teaching certification is recognized in most states in the U.S.
Fifty students completed the Wilson College Teacher Certification Pathways program.
Forty-two students in the Wilson College Teacher Certification Pathways program were recognized at a May 10 ceremony at the college.
When Wilson College expanded its teacher certification program last fall to include an online-only option, it offered a limited number of Pennsylvania teacher certifications. Now, based on current enrollment and inquiries, the college has added more state certifications.
Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage crisis is amping up interest in teaching careers. In response to the growing demand for teacher certification programs, Wilson College has expanded its former Teacher Intern Program (TIP), now offering an online-only certification program and a program for foreign language teachers, as well as the traditional program.
B.A./M.A. in EFL and Art Education, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Twenty-eight students in the Wilson College Teacher Intern Program were recognized at a May 5 ceremony at the college.
A 14-week clinical experience in local schools for students who pursue instructional dual certification for early childhood (Pre-K-4)/Special Education. Students observe school calendar, not college calendar. Supplemented with the appropriate practicum seminar. Prerequisites: All professional coursework, permission of adviser.
A full-time clinical experience in local schools during the student’s senior year. Placement will be equally divided between general education and special education classrooms. Requires observing, aiding, tutoring, teaching and maintaining a portfolio. Preparation for the senior-year student teaching practicum. Supervised by college faculty. Prerequisites: EDU 204, 215 and Official Acceptance to Education Program.
This course provides the students with the application of best practices in mathematics instruction and use of technology for students with special needs. The students will develop appropriate lesson planning strategies related to differentiated instruction, assessment, and pedagogy related to students with special needs. Students will complete 5 observation hours. Prerequisite: Official acceptance to Education Program.