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About the Major

In keeping with the Wilson College mission as an independent liberal arts college, the Department of Teacher Education enhances those qualities that result from a liberal education by linking strong academic content with best educational theory, research, and practice

In preparing successful candidates for Pennsylvania Pre-K-12 certification, our Department of Teacher Education faculty not only builds close communities of students through collaborative learning in small classes but also builds partnerships with school communities through collegial dialogue, staff development opportunities, and interactive field experiences. We provide thorough, individualized advising to accommodate the diverse needs of students from the undergraduate program (both bachelor's and associate's degrees) and the Teacher Intern Program. The Teacher Education program serves as a resource for both the college community and the community at large to model innovative educational practices that result in the highest standards of teaching.

All Education majors and certification programs choose courses across a wide range of disciplines that provide the broad knowledge base required for teaching in Pennsylvania public or private schools.

PDE Announces Teacher Shortage Areas

Pennsylvania Department of Education, in their annual Proposed Teacher Shortage report, indentifed the following subject areas to have the most severe teacher shortages in PA. The ten subject areas are: English as a Second Language, Fine and Performing Arts, Foreign Language PK-12, Hearing Impaired, Sciences 7-12, Mathematics 7-12, Special Education PK-12, Speech & Language Impaired, Visually Impaired and Vocational Education. Wilson College offers certification in the bold-faced areas. Come visit Wilson today!

Post Baccalaureate or Master Degree Holders

If you hold a bachelor's or master's degree from another college or university please visit our Teacher Certification Pathways page. These programs are specifically designed to accelerate the academic process while getting you the core classes that you need toward the teaching certification.

Already have PA teaching certification and want a master degree, visit our Graduate Education Programs.