Teacher Education Office
A vision statement created by LHU faculty states, "From this College shall go forth compassionate, productive, ethical lifelong learners who contribute interdependently to a global society."
Each program in the unit reflects a systematic design based on established research, essential knowledge, and sound professional practice. Each instructional certification program requires professional studies in methodology. The University has adopted a model for teacher education that has the teacher as a reflective decision-maker at its core and sees the teacher functioning in a changing society. Professional education courses provide students with varied and rich clinical experiences, including work with international, culturally diverse and exceptional populations.
Lock Haven University has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. There are only 15 institutions of teacher preparation in Pennsylvania including LHU.
All of LHU's education programs have received continued approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Individuals applying for their first Instructional I Certificate must present evidence of having passed the Praxis Series. The test is administered six times a year. Candidates must pass tests in communication skills, general knowledge, professional knowledge, and a specialization area.
Message from the Director
Teacher Certification Office
For information about credentials for graduation and applications for teaching certification - contact the LHU Office of Teaching Certification.