Jul 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education and Middle Level Education Certification


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Students interested in Secondary Education or Middle Level Education certification should make appointments as early as possible with the chairpersons of the English program and of the Education Department to plan their professional studies. Students seeking certification as secondary level or middle level education public school teachers should refer to the Education Department’s undergraduate section of the current Bulletin for a complete outline of Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and program requirements.

Students interested in Secondary Education should make an appointment with the coordinator of the Secondary Education program as early as possible to design an effective and efficient course of study that incorporates all requirements of the major and minor degree programs. These students will declare a minor in Secondary Education. The requirements for the minor in Secondary Education and certification are contained in the Education section of the Bulletin. All Teacher Education students must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program in their sophomore or junior year. Candidates must maintain a 3.0 GPA and pass the appropriate PAPA and PRAXIS tests in order to be certified.

Students seeking certification as Middle Level public schoolteachers (fourth through eighth grade certification) in English/Language Arts/Reading should refer to the Education Department’s undergraduate section of this Bulletin for a complete outline of Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and program requirements. Students seeking certification as Middle Level public school teachers should also consult carefully with their Education program and English program advisors in planning their program.

Certificate Requirements


Students majoring in English with a minor in Secondary Education and seeking certification as secondary public school teachers of English (seventh through twelfth grade certification) must take:

Three of Four Survey Courses:


The department strongly recommends that students seeking certification take all four survey courses.

In Addition


In addition, students must complete twelve hours in English courses numbered above 300, including one course in major author studies, one course in genre studies (fiction, drama, poetry),one course in a period or movement, and ENG 397 - Seminar .

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