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

SECONDARY EDUCATION CORE COURSES (30 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 211 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 234 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 301 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 382 Methods of Classroom Management 3
EDUC 384 Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 403 Reading in the Content Area 3
EDUC 412 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 408 Education Seminar w/Field Experience (110 hrs) 3

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNICATION MAJORS ONLY (33 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 220 or 322 The Art of the Media or Images in Media 3
ENGL 203/204 European Literature I & II 3
ENGL 205/206 British Literature I & II 6
ENGL 207 Studies in Drama 3
ENGL 250 Writing Assistant Training Seminar 3
ENGL 301/302 American Literature I & II 6
ENGL 1 Advanced Writing Course 3
LANG 310 Introduction to Linguistics 3
THEA 150 Performance Production I 1
THEA 250 Performance Production II 2

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER (15 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3

* At least 20 hours of required urban observation