Chatham University

Chatham University Education

The Teacher Preparation Program offers teacher certification programs that include both classroom study and extensive field experiences, culminating in a minimum semester-long student teaching experience. You can choose from education majors in Liberal Arts: PreK-4 Education, as well as certification options on Art and Environmental Education for grades K-12, and English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry for grades 7-12.

Students in secondary and K-12 certification areas must complete a major in the academic discipline: English, mathematics, history, physics, biology, chemistry, art, environmental science. Students also complete professional education coursework and field experiences, and candidates complete student teaching in grade levels representative of the candidate’s license.


In addition to Chatham University’s requirements for an academic degree, candidates seeking teacher licensure in Pennsylvania must also meet all requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Certification requirements are set by the state of Pennsylvania and subject to change. Contact the teacher certification officer for current certification requirements.