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    Educating a New Generation of Educators

    As part of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies, secondary education majors perform 40 hours of community-based learning working with underprivileged children in child advocacy centers.
    May 11, 2022
    By: Alison D’Mello ’22, student correspondent

    According to Teach.com, “Regardless of temporary economic conditions, hiring practices, budget cuts or any other factors that impact the education system, the need for teachers is timeless and universal. Society will always need educators, and in that respect, teaching is one career in which you can be confident you will always have a purpose.”

    The U.S. News and World Report reports that the average median salary for high school teachers is $56,310.

    At The University of Scranton, students can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education with a dual degree in a specific content area. Content area focuses offered are biology, chemistry, citizenship with history or political science, communication, English, French, general science, German, Latin, mathematics, physics, and Spanish.

    Secondary education coursework explores educational psychology, assessment, methods of instruction and teaching diverse learners. Taught by experienced faculty in small class sizes, these courses give students the opportunity to develop important professional relationships with peers and professors.

    With hands-on teaching experiences beginning as early as the first year of study, students can take advantage of Scranton’s mutually beneficial partnerships with private/Catholic schools in the area.

    Recent Scranton graduates can be found working for a variety of school districts including Abington Height School District, Quakertown, Pennsylvania School District and Teach for America. 

    Alison D’Mello ’22, East Brunswick, New Jersey, is a social media strategies major at The University of Scranton.
    Alison D’Mello ’22, East Brunswick, New Jersey, is a social media strategies major at The University of Scranton.
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