Education (Teacher Certification)


Students in education class in the Howard J. Burnett Center as seen October 21, 2019 during the Creosote Affects photo shoot at Washington & Jefferson College.

Washington & Jefferson College has been preparing the best and brightest students to be our nation’s finest teachers for well over two centuries. Building on this historic tradition, W&J’s education department has become nationally and internationally recognized for its cutting-edge, hands-on teacher education programs. Its curriculum and professors have won numerous awards. Most importantly, its students have among the highest job placement rates of any college or university in the state. Our active learning motto is “Docendo Discimus – we learn by teaching.”

The W&J Education Department offers four options for students seeking teacher certification in the state of Pennsylvania:

See the special requirements for admission to the education programs at W&J College, and review the exit criteria for graduates.

Education (Teacher Certification) Snapshot

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.