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Secondary (with major subject) 7-12

Students may major in the following and obtain a teaching certificate in the designated teaching span.

  1. Biology (7-12)
  2. Chemistry (7-12)
  3. English (7-12)
  4. History/Social Studies (7-12)
  5. Mathematics (7-12)

Please see the specific academic area (major) for program requirements in the subject area.


Required education courses for the grade 7-12 certificate span.

The course requirements detailed below have been developed so that they meet the certification standards which the Pennsylvania Department of Education has promulgated.  Students will be eligible for certification upon completion of this program and the fulfillment of the testing and GPA requirements stipulated by PDE.

The following courses are required for certification at the Grade 7-12 span level in the Undergraduate College.  Students wishing to teach a specific subject (Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics) are required to major in that subject and take the required number of education courses listed below.

Development, Cognition, and Learning

EDU 0201

Observation and Analysis

3 credits

PSY 0200

Developmental Psychology

3 credits

 Subject Matter Pedagogy

EDU 0200

Development of Education in the United States

  3 credits

EDU 0000

Methods of Teaching (Subject Area)

  3 credits

EDU 0427

Technology in the Curriculum

  1.5 credits


EDU 0385

Educational Assessment and Statistics

  3 credits

PSY 0330       OR

Adolescent Psychology

  3 credits      

PSY 0361

Educational Psychology

  3 credits

 Family and Collaborative Partnerships 

EDU 0230

The School, the Family, and the Community

  3 credits


EDU 0350

Principles and Practices of Secondary Education

  3 credits

PHI 0272

Ethics and Social Values

  3 credits

 Additional Requirements

Students must demonstrate that he/she have competencies related to adaptations and accommodations for diverse students, that is students with disabilities, gifted students, and ELL learners.

EDU 0280

Fundamentals of Special Education

  3 credits

EDU 0355

Principles and Practices of Working With English Language Learners

  3 credits

  Student Teaching = 12 credits.