At Carlow, we strive to develop ethical leaders who will take compassion, mercy, and a passion for inclusivity and fairness into their classrooms. That’s why our secondary education program is designed for those who are devoted to discovering how to make a difference in the lives of their future students.

With a degree in secondary education, you can teach biology, chemistry, mathematics, social studies, or English to students in grades 7-12. After completing the program, you will have the skills needed to educate and guide your students in a safe and unbiased learning environment.


Bachelor of Arts

Credits Required:

128 credit hours in the major




On campus

The number of courses in this major will vary depending on the content area for each student. Students are required to choose an area of focus from biology, chemistry, mathematics, social studies, and English. In addition to classroom work, field work and student teaching are a requirement of this major. Carlow will connect students with opportunities for both field work and student teaching. Students will be prepared to be just, merciful, and culturally responsive educators.

  • This program is rooted in the values of the Sisters of Mercy to prepare just and merciful educators who are committed to inclusivity and who are able to adapt to cultural differences.
  • Through field experience, students will be well-prepared to become ethical leading educators in our region’s schools.
  • Carlow University has partnerships with area school districts for field work, student teaching, and the residency program.
  • This program prepares students for Pennsylvania Department of Education teaching certification.
  • Opportunities for field work and student teaching can be done on campus at the Carlow University Laboratory School.

Career Opportunities

In response to a secondary education teacher shortage in Pennsylvania and across the nation, Carlow University will offer a new secondary education major for students interested in teaching biology, chemistry, mathematics, social studies, and English to children and adolescents in grades 7-12.

Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.

Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.


Any time

Start Terms:

Fall and Spring

Visit admissions or call 412.578.6059 if you would like to learn more about the program by scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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