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Secondary Education Certification

In cooperation with other academic departments, students can prepare to teach a content area on the secondary level (grades 7‑12).

Majors include Communication, English (WNA), Mathematics, and Social Studies (with a concentration in History).

Students take a professional sequence of education courses and participate in secondary school field experiences.

Requirements for Secondary Education Certification
(all courses 3 credits unless noted)

  • EDF 290 - Education Field Experience
  • EDF 390 - English Language Learner Field Experience
  • EDF 391 - Inclusion/Special Education Field Experience
  • EDU 304 - Foundations of Education
  • EDU 390 - Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Theory to Practice
  • SPE 110 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Learning Theory
  • SPE 302 - Assessment I
  • SPE 320 - Instructional Strategies for Learners with Diverse Needs
  • SEC 303 - Communication in Content Areas
  • SEC 389 - Seminar in Secondary Education (4 credits)
  • SEC 402 - Senior Field (2 credits)
  • SEC 490 - Student Teaching (12 credits)

Total credits for certification: 39

  • Certification credit hour requirements may cause a student to exceed degree credit hour requirements.
  • Students should read the Field Experience Handbook to determine specific requirements and consult with the secondary education coordinator and the Teacher Education Department Chair.
  • Education majors must meet Pennsylvania Department of Education testing requirements.

*This program is not accepting incoming students as new majors.