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Certification in Secondary English Education (7-12)

To be able to teach English in PA public secondary schools, students need to declare a major in English and elect a concentration in Secondary Education.  In addition to completing requirements in their major, they need to fulfill the following requirements.

Admissions & Retention Requirements 

Course Requirements

Course Number Course Name Credit

Secondary Education Core Courses (18 credits)

EDU 200*

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education

3

EDU 201*

Introduction to Special Education

3

EDU 207

Child, Adolescent, and Educational Development

3

EDU 250*

Field Experiences (Middle/High School)

3

EDU 403

Reading in the Content Area

3

EDU 409

Seminar for Secondary Education

3

Recommended Electives

EDU 417

Multicultural Education (required for the BA/M.Ed 5-year program)

3

BKIN 201

First Aid

3

EDU 370

Juvenile Literature

3

Requirements for English Literature Majors Only (24 credits)

COM 120

Public Speaking

3

COM 201

Interpersonal and Group Communication

3

COM 220 (or 322)

The Art of the Media (or Images in Media)

3

ENG

2 Advanced Writing courses

6

LAN 310

Introduction to Linguistics

3

THR 150

Performance Production I

1

THR 202

The Active Voice

3

THR 250

Performance Production I

2

Requirements for English Writing Majors Only (36 credits)

COM 201

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 220 (or 322)

The Art of the Media (or Images in Media)

3

ENG 203/204

European Literature

3

ENG 205, 206

British Literature I & II

3, 3

ENG 207

Studies in Drama

3

ENG 250

Writing Assistant Training Seminar

3

ENG 301, 302

American Literature I & II

3, 3

LAN 310

Introduction to Linguistics

3

THR 150

Performance Production I

1

THR 202

The Active Voice

3

THR 250

Performance Production I

2

Professional Semester (15 credits)

EDU 410

Student Teaching

12

EDU 420

Practicum

3

*At least 20 hours of required urban observation can occur in any of these three courses.

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