School of Education

Teachers Change Lives

Our programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and designed to meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education competencies.

Wilkes University's School of Education supports teachers with the personalized attention, flexibility, and essential experiences they need to be successful both in and outside of the classroom. We prepare students to be lifelong learners with a variety of degree programs, certifications, and letters of endorsement that meet the changing needs of learners. Whether you're looking for a specific credential to chart a new career path or an online master's degree in education that delivers practical skills you can start applying today, the School of Education is there to help you achieve your personal and professional goals as an educator. Explore our programs below.

Please note that upon successful completion of one of our certification programs, students may apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the area they studied.

Programs of Study

Undegraduate Programs

Start your studies in education with one of our four undergraduate programs.

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Middle Level Education

Secondary Education

Special Education

Master's Programs

We offer numerous master's degrees in education, all designed to enhance your skills and advance your career as an educator. Our online master's programs are flexible, affordable, and designed for working teachers.


Doctorate of Education (EdD)

Our doctoral program in education prepares educators for advancement in teaching, administrative and leadership roles. Earning your EdD opens doors for new career opportunities and responsibilities.

BeCome an Education Leader

Master’s in Online Teaching Recognized as One of Nation’s Best

The university’s master’s in online teaching with Pennsylvania Online Instruction Endorsement prepares educators for careers in education, focusing on how to design, manage and assess digital learning environments.

Earn your Master's Online


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advising and mentoring from our highly qualified, student-centered faculty

My observational and teaching experiences solidified the fact that I knew I was meant to teach. 

Seth Platukas ’20 | Secondary Education and Biology major