The secondary education undergraduate program will prepare you to teach one or more content areas in grades 7 through 12, in a variety of settings. You will learn current educational theories and effective teaching practices, participate in field experiences, which require you to observe and/or participate in teaching activities at multiple schools, and student teach.

Carlow has an excellent history of placing students in schools for observations and student teaching. Students have easy access to Pittsburgh's extensive systems of public, parochial, and private schools, including The Campus School of Carlow University and the opportunity to complete student teaching in Ireland. With more than 150 hours of classroom observation and 450 hours of classroom teaching, you will be prepared to handle situations impossible to simulate in a university classroom.

As a Secondary Education undergraduate (bachelor's) student, you will major in the area you intend to teach (biology, chemistry, English, general science, mathematics, or social studies). 


The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects jobs for teachers at most levels to grow faster than the average for all careers through 2020. Most openings are expected to result from the retirement of many experienced teachers. Job prospects should be best in rural and inner-city schools and for teachers in certain subjects, including math, chemistry, physics, bilingual education, and world languages. 

Through the course of this innovative program, you will become an initially or a permanently certified teacher, prepared for creating, shaping, and sustaining transformational learning environments that focus on your students and their individual potential for success.