School of Education

  • A thousand-year tradition of teaching continues with you

    Here’s a fact that may surprise you: 96% of the 2009-10 graduates of the School of Education are employed in their major or pursuing advanced degrees.

    Careers in education are still highly sought after and Gannon University’s School of Education is the place to prepare you for them.

    As a student at the School of Education, you will:

    • Enter a field where the average annual salary exceeds $58,000
    • Gain access to professional development opportunities through partnerships with 12 public school districts, the Diocese of Erie’s many schools and other educational institutions of all kinds
    • Enjoy reciprocal agreements for teacher certification with 45 other states
    • Qualify for $8,000 in TEACH grant funds
    • Have the opportunity to attend state and national conferences with your peers and advisors
    • Learn at one of only four Pennsylvania universities selected to establish a Center for Teaching Excellence to support the National Board for Teaching Standards Certification, the gold standard in teacher certification

    Gannon’s education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and have received special designation as a promising model or innovative practice in five areas: candidate competencies, key academic standards and assessment anchors, faculty activities and collaboration, field experiences and student teaching and new teaching support.