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Slippery Rock University Of Pennsylvania

Since 1889, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has been one of the foremost teacher-preparation universities in the nation. The College of Education remains a favorite stop for recruiters. Nevada employs 165 teachers from Slippery Rock University, and graduates have been recruited in Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, California, Arizona and Hawaii. Academic quality and affordable tuition make “The Rock” a great value for prospective teachers.

Undergraduate Program Options
Specializing in special education, elementary education and physical education, Slippery Rock University’s College of Education also offers undergraduate programs in secondary education (citizenship/social studies, English and modern foreign language), early childhood education, Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities, and sport management.

Real-life classroom experience is a four-year building process at The Rock. Students log many classroom hours each year and spend their final semester student teaching, complementing classroom learning. We also provide urban field experience and overseas opportunities in Ireland and Mexico. We believe quality teachers must know the pedagogy of teaching. No exceptions.

Graduate Program Options
Graduate programs include: community counseling (MA), school counseling (M. Ed), student personnel (MA), secondary education -- math and science (M. Ed., principal preparation (post Masters), sport management (M. S.), physical education (M. Ed.), elementary math and science (M. Ed.), special education (M. Ed.), special education supervisor (M. Ed.) and reading specialist (M. Ed.).

At the undergraduate level, all programs are designed to be completed within 120 credit hours. Graduate programs range from 30 to 36 credit hours depending on the program studied.


  1. What accreditations does the Slippery Rock University College of Education hold?
    The university is accredited by the Middle States Association with the College of Education being accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. In addition, all SRU College of Education programs are nationally recognized by the appropriate learned societies. Finally, the community-counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

  2. Why should a student choose to attend Slippery Rock University’s College of Education?
    The recognized quality of Slippery Rock University’s College of Education’s programs combined with its state-supported tuition makes The Rock a great value for perspective teachers.

  3. What is the job market for graduates of Slippery Rock University’s College of Education?
    College of Education graduates work throughout the country.

  4. How have Slippery Rock University College of Education students faired on the Title II testing?
    Title II results for Slippery Rock University’s College of Education may be found at:

Slippery Rock University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. For further information about our programs visit our Web site at:

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