Secondary Education, 7-12
Our Secondary Education (7-12) graduate teacher education certification programs prepare you for Grade 7-12 classrooms in Pennsylvania and in many other states. These programs combine professional education with an academic curricula area in English, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or Social Studies.
If you are new to teaching, you will learn how to lead in the classroom. If you are currently teaching and looking to teach a different grade level or subject area, you will be prepared with the skills for a smooth transition.
Our graduate teacher education certification programs are nationally accredited and guided by standards from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and national professional organizations. The program faculty are experts in their field. You will complete formal classroom visits, known as field experiences, explore different perspectives and be face-to-face with social justice issues in the field. With Duquesne's premier location, in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, you will have the opportunity to visit classrooms in urban, suburban and rural settings.
In addition to field experiences in local and regional schools, you will have the opportunity to study abroad. As a partner university, Duquesne University students have the opportunity to be placed by IU Global Gateway in an overseas student teaching experience in one of 18 countries. Participating countries include, but are not limited to, Australia, Costa Rica, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and Tanzania.
Learning together in a highly accredited program
Our Secondary Education faculty work with you to address professional standards in respective content areas through coursework and projects and implementation of the standards in your fieldwork.
In addition to the School of Education's national recognition by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), as a point of distinction, content areas are nationally accredited by their respective Specialized Professional Association (SPA).
- The English content area is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- The Mathematics content area is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- The Social Studies content area is accredited by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
The student experience...
The Secondary Education (7-12) graduate teacher education certification programs prepare you to teach in Grade 7-12 classrooms in Pennsylvania and in many other states in the subject areas of: English, Mathematics, Social Studies or Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
Instruction and Leadership in Education
Required Credit Hours