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Certifications

Messiah College offers 18 teacher certification programs that are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The table below provides the name of each certification area, grade levels, and the academic department that sponsors each program. For further information about any of our certification programs, please contact the sponsoring academic department or the Admissions Office (717-766-2511).

Certification Grade Levels Sponsoring Department
Art Education K – 12 Visual Arts
Biology 7 – 12 Biological Sciences  
Chemistry 7 – 12 Chemistry and Biochemistry  
Education: Grades PreK-4 P – 4 Education  
Education: Grades 4-8 4 - 8 Education
Education: Special Education (required dual certification with PreK-4) P - 8 Education
English 7 – 12 English  
English as Second Language (ESL)
Program Specialist (requires certification in another area)
K – 12 Education     
Environmental Education
(requires dual certification with Biology)
K – 12 Biological Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences K – 12 Human Development and Family Sciences  
French   K – 12 Modern Languages
German   K – 12 Modern Languages
Health and Physical Education   K – 12 Health and Human Performance
Mathematics   7 – 12 Information & Mathematical Sciences
Music Education   K – 12 Music
Physics 7-12 Information & Mathematical Sciences
Social Studies 7 – 12 History  
Spanish   K – 12 Modern Languages