Secondary and Foreign Language Education
What is secondary education? back to top of page
Secondary education refers to high schools and middle schools. Each of the secondary education programs offered at LHUP prepares majors to teach students in grades 7-12 with the exception of the foreign language programs which prepare majors to teach students in grades k-12.
In what areas can I prepare to teach? back to top of page
We recommend our graduates to the Pennsylvania Department of Education; the body responsible for certifying teachers. We currently offer Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed.) degrees with a Secondary Education major and a concentration in one of the following areas:
What are the job prospects in secondary education? back to top of page
In what departments are the programs housed? back to top of page
The secondary education programs are house in the College of Arts & Science in the departments that correspond to the individual disciplines. Click on the links below to be linked to the appropriate department website in which the program resides.
If this is an education degree, why aren't the programs housed in education departments?back to top of page
All programs require coursework in three essential areas:
To gain more specific information, you can download advising checksheets by clicking on any of the following program areas:
Who are the program faculty?back to top of page
Click here to find information about the program faculty.
Who do I contact if I need more information? back to top of page
Click here and look for the program coordinator in the subject are in which you are interested.
What kinds of field experiences do students get? back to top of page
With what school districts do we partner? back to top of page
We place students for field experiences and student teaching in numerous local school districts. We currently have partnerships with two local schools Roosevelt Middle School (Williamsport Area SD) and Central Mountain MS (Keystone Central SD) in which our students volunteer as tutors in after-school programs.
What "additional" requirements are there to become a teacher in Pennsylvania? back to top of page
Lock Haven University teacher education programs are both state and nationally accredited. As such, graduates of our programs are recommended to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the certifying body in Pennsylvania. Information about teaching in Pennsylvania can be accessed at the PDE website.
Is the PA Teaching Certificate valid in other states? back to top of page
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has reciprocity with 45 other states. Specific information about teaching in other states can be accessed at the PDE website.
Where are graduates teaching? back to top of page
Our graduates have found gainful employment in school districts all across the state of Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and even Alaska.
What do graduates say about the program? back to top of page