DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

School of Education and Social Sciences
Department of Education
Education and Leadership Degrees, Programs, and Certifications
Course Descriptions
Schedule of Courses
Department Administration and Staff
Faculty Directory
Teacher Education Office
Department of Social Sciences

For More Information, Contact:

Richard Fuller, D.Ed.

Department Head, Education

fuller@rmu.edu
412-397-6029 phone
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 458 

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Department of Education

Our Mission


Robert Morris University’s education programs develop candidates who support the intellectual, social and personal development of all students. We prepare undergraduate and graduate candidates to be sensitive educators and instructional leaders who strive to increase student learning through the integration of technology, communication skills, and the application of theory into practice to improve the teaching profession.

Our Programs

Students follow the Teacher Education Progress Process for undergraduatespost-baccalaureate students, and transfer students to help them on their path to certification.   

EducationUpon completion of either an undergraduate degree program or a post-baccalaureate 
teacher certification program, the successful teacher candidate applies to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for teacher certification in one of the following areas: BiologyBusiness, Computer and Information TechnologyEnglishEarly Childhood EducationEarly Childhood/Special EducationMathematicsMiddle Level; or Social Studies.  

The Department of Education also offers several graduate degrees and certifications, including a doctoral degree. 

The primary objective of graduate study in the education department is to provide effective, advanced studies in areas relating to the learning environment, the improvement of instruction through effective leadership and management, and professional development.

Accreditation

The Professional Education Unit at Robert Morris University is currently accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). This accreditation covers both initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator programs. July 1, 2013 was the day of the de facto consolidation of TEAC and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) into a new sole accreditor for teacher education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). RMU’s last accreditation site visit by TEAC which occurred in April of 2013 will be the last by that organization. RMU is now addressing the new CAEP standards of educator preparation as we look forward to our first CAEP accreditation visit in 2020. The mission of both TEAC and CAEP is accountability and improvement of educator preparation. The accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for educator preparation programs and holds accredited institutions accountable for providing continuous evidence of meeting these standards.