Teacher education programs at Penn State Harrisburg earn national recognitions

October 13, 2020

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Teacher education programs in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education have received the highest award given from their respective professional organizations.

National recognition ensures the quality of programs for the preparation of secondary teachers through a rigorous program review process that is part of the institutional accreditation review.

The bachelor of science in mathematical sciences with secondary mathematics option and the secondary mathematics certification programs received recognition from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

The bachelor of social science in secondary social studies and the secondary social studies certification programs received recognition from the National Council of Social Studies.

The bachelor of humanities in English with secondary English option and the secondary English certification programs received recognition from the National Council of Teachers of English.

"Penn State Harrisburg's secondary programs meet the highest standards to ensure our teacher candidates are prepared for a diverse range of classrooms upon graduation," said Jane M. Wilburne, professor of mathematics education and chair of teacher education at Penn State Harrisburg. "Seeking national recognition requires a significant commitment on the part of the faculty involved in each program to be sure candidates meet the standards set by the national organizations. We could not be any prouder of the unique and esteemed programs we have in secondary education."

For more information about the secondary education programs, contact Jane M. Wilburne at jmw41@psu.edu.

Last Updated October 13, 2020