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Education Degrees and Programs


  • Our Curriculum 

    The teaching curriculum begins with a comprehensive liberal arts education, supported by a foundation of educational history and philosophy, teaching and testing methods, and child development and psychology.

    Gain classroom experience in your first year.

    The Saint Francis University Education curriculum sets itself apart by getting you in the classroom in your very first year of college and every year after. By the time you graduate, you will have completed classroom and teaching experience at various levels that will enhance your ability to secure a teaching position.

    Program Offerings

  • Certifications

    Certifications

    • School Principal and Special Education Supervisor Certification Program  
    • Non-Traditional Program Opportunity: Education Certification  

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Arts & Letters to view degree requirements.

    Majors

    Education Majors

    • Early Childhood Education, B.S. 
    • Early Childhood Education/Special Education, B.S.
    • Education, A.S.  
    • Middle Childhood Education, B.S. 
    • Middle Childhood Education/Special Education, B.S.

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Arts & Letters to view degree requirements.

    Minors and Concentrations

    Education Minors

    • Early Childhood Education, Minor  
    • Middle Childhood/ Secondary Education, Minor  
    • Open Education, Minor  
    • Special Education, Minor 

    Education Concentrations

    • Secondary Education- Certification and Concentration  

    See requirements: Visit the  academic catalog and scroll to the School of Arts & Letters to view degree requirements.

    Teaching Certification Requirements

    An applicant for a teaching certificate must complete, in addition to all legal requirements, a program of teacher preparation approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Certification programs offered by Saint Francis University have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

  • Education Certification Exam Pass Rates

    Academic Year  Certification Exam Pass Rate
    2015     *In progress
    2014 83.3%
    2013 84.62%
    2012 93.02%