The College of Education helps students prepare for careers by offering a number of world-class programs for students interested in both teacher preparation and other education-focused pursuits. Students have the opportunity to learn from renowned faculty and to use state-of-the-art facilities.
Once students choose a program, they have multiple resources during their career at Penn State, including a team of academic advisers who can help guide them during their time as an undergraduate.
Students also have the chance to work in their chosen field with internships and field experience opportunities, providing students with powerful skills and experience.
A step-by-step guide to becoming a student at the College of Education
Programs and Degrees in the College of Education
As a student in the College of Education, you may select from seven undergraduate majors, with many options within majors. The College of Education offers teacher preparation in 20 specialty degree programs leading to an initial level teaching certification (Instructional I) valid in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In addition, majors in Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) and Education and Public Policy (EPP) prepare students for education-related careers in a wide variety of settings including government and non-profit organizations, mental health clinics and vocational programs.
You may choose to enhance your major degree program with the selection of a minor. Education majors may pursue any minor offered by University colleges and programs