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Developing Leaders Across PreK-12 Education

The School of Education offers many different degree and certification programs in teacher education and school leadership. Whether you are a future teacher, current educator, or school leader, we will provide you with a high-quality education in teaching, learning, and leadership.

Our programs are designed for:

  • New teachers seeking initial state certification
  • Current teachers seeking continuing education (Act 45 and Act 48 credits)
  • District managers and curriculum supervisors seeking advanced credentials
  • Out-of-school learning professionals broadening their skillset
  • Future principals seeking state certification
  • Future superintendents seeking state certification

Our Students Enjoy

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Guaranteed internships with Western PA school districts

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Certifications from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)

Career opportunities through Western PA’s largest education alumni network

Think, Dream, and Lead with Integrity

Join a school with more than 100 years of history in transforming the education profession.
We will help you become the spark that inspires change and ignites learning for all students.

Join Our Mission

Our PreK-12 Organizations

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Our students enjoy professional development, networking, and learning outside the classroom through:

Falk Laboratory School

Tri-State Area School Study Council

Forum for Western Pennsylvania Superintendents

Western Pennsylvania Writing Project

Facts & Rankings


ranked public School of Education in Pennsylvania and top 20 public institution nationally
(U.S. News & World Report)


education alumni worldwide, including the largest education network of any University in Western Pennsylvania


guaranteed placements and internships for teaching and school leadership students

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