Graduates of the Secondary Education/Foundations of Education programs at SRU develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in today's changing classrooms in grades 4-8 and 7-12. Click on the icons below to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs.
The mission of the department is to provide secondary education majors with the knowledge and skills required to succeed for today's changing classrooms in grades 4-8 and 7-12. For certification, prospective middle-level and secondary school teachers are required to take coursework in an academic discipline that is equivalent to a major in that discipline. Secondary certification, except for modern languages, is a 7-12 program. In the state of Pennsylvania, modern language certification is for grades K-12. Middle-level certification is a 4-8 program.
Slippery Rock University also provides a graduate program for students interested in teaching social studies, English, science, and mathematics at the secondary level. To receive a teaching certificate in one of these areas, the candidate must first earn a bachelor's degree or its equivalent and then complete a Master of Education Degree for secondary teaching certification.