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Certification in Secondary Communication Education (7-12)

To be able to teach Communication-English in PA public secondary school, students need to elect a major in Communication Studies and 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)

EDUC 200*

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education

3

EDUC 201*

Introduction to Special Education

3

EDUC 207

Child, Adolescent, and Educational Development

3

EDUC 250*

Field Experience (Middle/High School)

3

EDUC 403

Reading in the Content Area

3

EDUC 409

Seminar for Secondary Education

3

Recommended Electives

EDUC 417

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

3

KINE 201

First Aid

3

EDUC 370

Juvenile Literature

3

Requirements for Communication Majors Only (33 credits)

COMM 220 (or 322)

The Art of the Media (or Images in Media)

3

ENGL 203/204

European Literature

3

ENGL 205, 206

British Literature I & II

3, 3

ENGL 207

Studies in Drama

3

ENGL 250

Writing Assistant Training Seminar

3

ENGL 301, 302

American Literature I & II

3, 3

ENGL

1 Advanced Writing

3

LANG 310

Introduction to Linguistics

3

THEA 150

Performance Production I

1

THEA 250

Performance Production I

2

Professional Semester (15 credits)

EDUC 410

Student Teaching

12

EDUC 420

Practicum

3

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

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