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 408 Education Seminar w/Field Experience (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