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Undergraduate Certification Programs

Education at Widener University offers the following programs for teacher certification at the undergraduate levels:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Comprehensive General Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth and Space Education
  • Elementary Education: The Early Years (PK - 4)
  • Elementary Education: The Middle Years (4 - 8)
  • English
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish (and ESL qualifications)
  • Special Education

Initial certification in Pennsylvania as a teacher (Instructional I) can be earned through the undergraduate division. Undergraduate students must satisfy the following criteria being being recommended for certification:

  • Complete and array of courses that provide a rich and varied background necessary for the profession.
  • Successfully pass all field experiences.
  • Successfully complete the student teaching experience.
  • Complete all requirements for bachelor's degree.
  • Successfully complete the writing sample requirement.
  • Successfully complete the portfolio requirement.
  • Earn a passing score on the PAPA (Pre-service Academics Performance Assessments) test series, as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Be approved by the director of field experiences and certification and an appropriate faculty member.