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Becoming a Teacher

Become the teacher you want to be.

Want to be a teacher? RMU's Teacher Education Office is here to help.

Check out these answers to frequently asked questions about becoming a teacher.  


Did you know?  Certification to be a teacher can be combined with a Bachelor's degree, or combined with a Master's degree and done as a post-baccalaureate program.  


There are many advantages of the teacher education programs at RMU:

  • An effective mix of full-time faculty and experienced practitioners teaching the certification courses
  • Ways to get involved through student groups like the student chapters of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Pennsylvania State Education Association (S-PSEA)
  • Documenting effective teaching performance and professional growth with the Teacher Work Sample and a Professional Portfolio
  • A technology lab with computers and other instructional technology and media staffed and open to candidates 70 hours per week including Sunday
  • A curriculum library, mediated classrooms, and an education resource room supporting the programs
  • Opportunities to attend, participate in, and network with local educators at two annual conferences hosted on campus
  • An Educational Advisory Committee comprised of local administrators, teachers, former students, and university supervisors
  • International student teaching opportunities in Aruba, Belize, and New Zealand

Courses in the teacher certification program are taught by full-time faculty members and experienced professionals. Students gain a solid foundation in theory and practice through interdisciplinary study, student teaching and field experiences. 

All programs meet the new certification requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and are currently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for educator preparation programs and holds accredited institutions accountable for providing continuous evidence of meeting these standards.  See the statement of vision, mission, and goals here.  

New at RMU

Scholarships up to 50% off tuition, and graduate assistantships, for the Reading Specialist program

Literacy tutoring is also available for children through the Peirce Center for Structured Reading.