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Why Penn State?

There are so many reasons why Penn State is the right choice for you and your education.

The Penn State College of Education offers you unique experiences that can be found only here. As a student, you get a solid foundation from your courses. But that’s not all. You are surrounded by a support system of faculty members, advisers, and more who will help you succeed. You can be involved in multiple educational experiences on and off campus, from across the street to across the globe. You’ll discover new cultures and innovative ideas while at Penn State. Soon enough, those new ideas will be coming from you. It is going to be an invaluable chapter in a your life. Are you ready to start?

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Need more reasons?

  • Of the nearly 1300 US colleges and universities that prepare teachers, the Penn State College of Education consistently ranks among the top.
  • Our students touch lives all over the world through study abroad and international student-teaching positions.
  • Our students continually achieve high success rates on standardized teacher certification examinations.
  • The Commonwealth of PA has identified aspects of our teacher preparation programs as “recommended practices” in teacher preparation.
  • The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has identified our programs as “nationally recognized.”
  • Our graduates are recruited by some of the best school districts, educational agencies, and leading corporations in the country.