Messiah University offers teacher preparation in a wide range of elementary, middle (grades 4-8), secondary (grades 7-12) and K-12 areas. All of our teacher certification programs 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 Teacher Education Program Office or the Admissions Office (717-766-2511).

Certification Grade Levels Sponsoring Department

Art Education

PK – 12 Art and Design
Biology 7 – 12 Biological Sciences  
Chemistry 7 – 12 Chemistry and Biochemistry  
Chinese PK-12 Modern Languages

NEW! Computer Science 7-12 Undergraduate Bachelors Degree

7-12 Computer and Information Science
Education: Grades PreK-4 P – 4 Education  

Education: Grades 4-8 w/ concentration:

4 - 8 Education
English 7 – 12 English  
English as Second Language (ESL)
Program Specialist (requires certification in another area)
PK – 12 Education     
Family and Consumer Sciences PK – 12 Human Development and Family Sciences  
French PK – 12 Modern Languages
Health and Physical Education   PK – 12 Health and Human Performance
Mathematics 7 – 12 Information & Mathematical Sciences
Music Education   PK – 12 Music
Physics 7 – 12 Information & Mathematical Sciences
Social Studies 7 – 12 History  
Spanish   PK – 12 Modern Languages
Special Education PK-12 Education
Special Education Dual with PreK-4 PK-12 Education