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

SECONDARY EDUCATION CORE COURSES (36 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 407 Teaching Secondary Education English/Social Studies (110 hrs) 3
LANG 310 Linguistics 3
EDUC 370 or ENGL 236 Literature for Children/Adolescents (Fall only) or Young Adult Literature (Summer I only) 3

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGLISH LITERATURE MAJORS ONLY (42 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 220 The Art of the Media or Images in Media (Educ. Requirements) 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Critical Reading (Fall only) 3
ENGL 245 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 205/206 British Literature I and II 6
ENGL 301/302 American Literature I and II 6
ENGL 310 Literature Criticism and Theory 3
ENGL 312 Shakespeare (Spring only) 3
ENGL 422 Research Seminar 3
ENGL 235 World Fiction (req. 200 level Lit. Elect. & Global Diversity) 3
ENGL 3XX or 4XX English Literature Elective 9

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGLISH WRITING MAJORS ONLY (39 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 220 The Art of the Media or Images in Media 3
ENGL 208 or 220 Studies in Poetry or Novel/Short Fiction (Eng. Genre 1) 3
ENGL225 Post-Colonial Novels (Eng. Genre 2 & Global Diversity 3
ENGL 206 British Literature II (Eng. Lit. Elective) 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Critical Reading (Fall only) 3
ENGL 245 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 302 American Literature II (Modern Period) 3
ENGL 312 Shakespeare (Spring only) 3
ENGL 423 Writing Seminar 3
ENGL 34X Advanced Writing (need 4 courses) 12

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER (15 CREDITS)

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

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.