Pennsylvania Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 99 schools)

PA Dept of Education:
http://www.pde.state.pa.us/
Teacher Certification in PA:
Pennsylvania Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Pennsylvania. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Pennsylvania, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

If Massachusetts was the breeding ground for the American Revolution, Pennsylvania was where it finally came of age. The state was home to the new nation’s capitol for nearly 25 years until 1800 when it was moved to Washington, DC. There, the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution drafted. Later, the fields around Gettysburg were the site of one of the decisive battles in the Civil War. This wealth of history is a boon to teachers in the state as are the relatively high salaries.

Teacher Education in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania offers future teachers their pick of subject areas, degree programs, and learning environments with nearly 100 schools to choose from. Scholarships are available as are loan forgiveness programs for students willing to work in high-need schools.

Teaching Careers in Pennsylvania

According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, average salaries range from $50,000 to almost $59,000 for K-12 educators, with post-secondary educators earning even more. The employment outlook is also quite good in the state, with education listed as one of the top 10 professions for job openings through 2014.

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