Robert Morris University offers an Elementary Teacher Certification Preparation program for students who hold a bachelor's degree in any field. The program provides the coursework required for Pennsylvania state teacher certification for kindergarten through grade six.
Experts cite a great demand for teachers who can teach computer skills to their students and make effective use of technology as a teaching tool in the classroom. However, research shows that only 15 percent of all teacher candidates nationwide receive adequate training in using technology in the classroom.
This program was designed to meet the new Pennsylvania standards for technology education as well as the National Education Technology Standards established by the International Society for Technology in Education. It is based on the principles of developmentally appropriate practice to serve the needs of diverse populations of children through the development of active, constructive and collaborative learning experiences.
The teacher education and certification programs in the School of Education and Social Sciences have been accredited by theTeacher Education Accreditation Council(TEAC), One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, D.C. 20036-0110 - telephone: (202) 466-7236.