In addition to completing the professional education concentration, candidates for an initial secondary or K-12 teacher certification  complete a subject concentration in an approved specialization, listed below. 

Secondary/K-12 Professional Education Concentration

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EDUC 000

 Field Experience

0

EDUC 500

 First Semester Certification Seminar

0

EDUC 502

 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 523

 Seminar: Psychology of Education

3

PSYC 514

 Human Development

3

R ED 526  

 Teaching Content Area Reading

3

SPED 507

 Characteristics Remedial Strategies Imp. Learner

3

EDUC 561

 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL

3

SPED 539

Behavior Management Approaches

3

EDUC 411A

 Effective Instruction Secondary/K-12

3

EDUC 005E

Practicum

1

SPED 511

 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (Taken    

  with Student Teaching)

3

EDUC 591

 Student Teaching

3,3

 

SUBJECT AREA SPECIALIZATION

varies

Those seeking the Masters of Arts Degree also complete 6 additional credits:

EDUC 501

Research Theory

3

EDUC 554

Learning Theories

3

Subject Area Specializations

Full transfer credit will be awarded for courses in the following specializations based upon comparable prior credits earned.

Secondary Education

PreK-12 Education

Endorsements

The following endorsements are intended to improve a teacher's skills in a specialized area and can be added to existing Level I or Level II certificates.

Are you interested in the study of living things? Would you like to share this knowledge with individuals?


The Biology Secondary Education program at Marywood provides a strong background in biology and the physical sciences. You'll learn basic concepts in biology, chemistry, math, and physics, as well as more advanced concepts in areas such as molecular biology, anatomy, microbiology, and ecology.

Lab work is required, because we believe that the teachers of tomorrow are also the scientists of tomorrow.

Specialty Courses

BIOL 122 & 122L Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 150 & 150L General Biology I 4
BIOL 151 & 151 L General Biology II 4
BIOL 235 & 235L General Microbiology 4
BIOL 351 Evolution 3
BIOL 411B Curriculum Methods 4
BIOL 440 & 440L Molecular & Cellular Biology 4
OR
BIOL 446 & 446L Genetics 4
BIOL 410 Science Literacy Capstone 2
CHEM 131 & 131L General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 132 & 132L General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 221 & 221L Organic Chemistry 4
ENVS 420 & 420L Ecology 4
PHYS 303 & 303L General Physics 4
MATH 170 Mathematical Applications in Biology 3
MATH 201 Calculus/Analytic Geometry 3
or    
MATH 155 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3

General Requirements

EDUC 500 First Semester Certification Seminar 0

EDUC 000

EDUC 005E

Field Experience (190 clock hours minimum)

Practicum Block

0

1

EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 523 Seminar: Psychology of Education 3
PSY 514 Human Development 3
R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading 3
S ED 507 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
S ED 511 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (taken w/ Student teaching) 3
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches 3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL 3
EDUC 442A-Q Student Teaching 3,3
EDUC 595A Student Teaching Seminar 1