Undergraduate Programs in Education

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Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of students of all ages? 

Widener’s Center for Education offers a vibrant selection of majors for students aspiring to teach in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools. 

Our dedicated faculty use innovative techniques to prepare aspiring teachers by:

    • Building a strong understanding of the subject matter through foundation courses
    • Personalizing attention in professional education courses
    • Preparing you for varied field experiences, culminating in a semester of student teaching
    • During the summer months, Widener offers a complimentary introductory education course for rising high school juniors and seniors 

Through our undergraduate programs in the Center for Education, we create the teacher leaders of tomorrow!

Program Options

Whether you want to teach in kindergarten or high school, Widener University has the program for you.

        • Early childhood and special education (preK–4)
          Students majoring or seeking dual certification in this field pursue teaching careers in regular education preschool through grade 4 and also seek certification in special education preschool through grade 8. 
        • Elementary education: The middle years (4–8)
          Students majoring in this program will become a specialist in one academic area of language arts, social studies, science, or math and become a generalist in the remaining areas. Students become certified to teach grades 4, 5, and 6 as a generalist and teach for the subject area or areas of concentration in grades 7 and 8.
        • Secondary education (7–12)
          Students can pursue secondary teacher certification in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies (history), and Spanish.

NCATE Accredited

ncate logo accredited institutionWidener University is among an elite group of private institutions in Pennsylvania to have earned accreditation for teacher preparation programs through the distinctive National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Because teacher candidates from NCATE-accredited institutions are better prepared for new, more demanding initial licensing expectations in many states and for board certification through the new National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Widener graduates are highly qualified for employment.


For more information about our undergraduate programs in education, consult the undergraduate catalog.

Interested? Schedule a visit or speak with an admissions counselor to learn more about our programs.