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LHU announces the addition of a new certification program in English

The English and Philosophy Department at Lock Haven University has announced a new program – a post-baccalaureate leading to certification in English (7-12).  

The non-degree offering is available to those who possess a bachelor’s of degree in English and desire to be a secondary teacher. The program is primarily offered in a face-to-face setting, with options of taking some courses online during the academic year as well as winter and summer sessions.  

“I am very thankful for Dr. Alyce Baker’s hard work in developing and implementing this new post-baccalaureate program,” said Dr. Kyoko Amano, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education. “This program will allow those who have a bachelor’s degree in English, and are interested in becoming a teacher, to be one without getting a second degree as well as address the issue of teacher shortages.” 

The program requires 39 credit hours, including student teaching, and has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  

“All of us in the English and Philosophy Department at LHU welcome community members with English degrees to take advantage of our new post-baccalaureate teacher certification program,” said Dr. Richard Van Dyke, department chair. “This exciting opportunity offers an achievable pathway for qualified students to become highly prepared and in-demand high school English teachers.” 

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Alyce Baker at abaker4@lockhaven.edu.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu, or call 570-484-2011. 

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Lock Haven University’s main campus is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. The university offers 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors and five graduate programs.

LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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