Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification

Elementary (Grades K-6) - up until August 2013

Elementary certification has been a cornerstone of the education program throughout Pennsylvania and has served the public schools well over many generations. However, as of August 2013 this certification will no longer be available in Pennsylvania. Rather, the new levels of certification will be Prekindergarten to grade 4 and grades 4-8. For those who are able to complete certification prior to the phase-out, the guidelines through The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College include the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any major offered at Muhlenberg
  • Required Cognate Courses
    • 6 credit hours of mathematics
    • Writing Composition
    • British or American Literature
    • Biology
    • Physical Science
    • Foundations of the Creative Arts
    • World Geography
    • Foundations of Exercise Science & Wellness
  • Education Courses:
    • History and Politics of American Education
    • Educational Psychology
    • Introduction to Special Education
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Early Literacy
    • Middle Grades Literacy & Social Studies
    • The Mathematics Curriculum
    • Elementary Science Curriculum
  • Professional Semester:
    • Assessment and Evaluation
    • Studies in Professional Education
    • Student Teaching I
    • Student Teaching II
If you are interested, please contact our office to schedule an initial meeting with Dr. Priscilla Howard. A copy of your resume and any transcripts you may have will be helpful in assessing what courses you will need to take. Additionally, you might want to download these files:

Teacher Certification Program Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions about the Teacher Certification Program

Muhlenberg College Education Department Student Handbook