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Certification in Secondary Social Studies Education (7-12)

To be able to teach Social Studies in Pennsylvania (PA) public secondary schools, students need to declare a major in either History or Political Science 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

Social Studies Certification Requirements (18 credits)

ANTH 101

Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTH 201 or GEOG 201

People in Places or World Geography

3

ECON 203 or 204

Macroeconomics or Microeconomics

3

POS 103 or 104

American Government or State/Local Government

3

PSY 100

General Psychology

3

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

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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