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Undergraduate Students

Are you prepared for an extraordinary journey? A Penn State education can help you reach your goals.

The College of Education helps students prepare for careers by offering a number of world-class programs for students interested in both teacher preparation and other education-focused pursuits. Students have the opportunity to learn from renowned faculty and to use state-of-the-art facilities.

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Once students choose a program, they have multiple resources during their career at Penn State, including a team of academic advisors who can help guide them during their time as an undergraduate.

Students also have the chance to work in their chosen field with internships and field experience opportunities, providing students with powerful skills and experience.

The goal of the College of Education is to help shape the next generation leaders in education. Come see what the College of Education has in store for you.

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A step-by-step guide to becoming a student at the College of Education

  1. Learn About Us
  2. How to Apply
  3. Financing Your Education
  4. Meet Your Advisor
  5. Start Classes

Programs and Degrees in the College of Education

As a student in the College of Education, you may select from seven undergraduate majors, with many options within majors. The College of Education offers teacher preparation in 20 specialty degree programs leading to an initial level teaching certification (Instructional I) valid in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In addition, majors in Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) and Education and Public Policy (EPP) prepare students for education-related careers in a wide variety of settings including government and non-profit organizations, mental health clinics and vocational programs.

You may choose to enhance your major degree program with the selection of a minor. Education majors may pursue any minor offered by University colleges and programs