Clarion University has agreements for the student teaching semester with 70 school districts in western Pennsylvania as well as one district in Florida and international student teaching possibilities. More information about field experiences, required certification tests and clearances as well as student teaching may be found by visiting the Office of Field Services.
While the need for science teachers is high and the majority of Clarion education graduates find employment within the Commonwealth, the high standards required to earn a Pennsylvania teaching certification make it highly portable to other states.
The skills and knowledge integrated into the Secondary Education Earth and Space Science program also prepare graduates to move into fields which combine science knowledge, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills. For example, science education alumni have successfully entered the workforce as corporate trainers, planetarium directors, museum educators, science center directors, pharmaceutical sales and outdoor education coordinators.