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 physics teachers is extremely 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 Physics 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, museum educators, science center directors. They are also well prepared for graduate study in physics or science education.
The Secondary Education General Science program is recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE).