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.

Teachers, do you want to improve your ability to help English Language Learners succeed in the classroom?

Then Marywood's ESL Program Specialist certification program is for you. It is designed to provide classroom teachers and prospective ESL teachers with the theory and practical strategies needed to support English Language Learners in the K-12 setting. Courses are offered in an accelerated, hybrid format, combining flexible scheduling with face-to-face teacher and peer support.

16 semester hours

EDUC 561 Methods, Materials, and Assessments for Teaching ESL 3
EDUC 562 Linguistics for Second Language Teachers 3
EDUC 563 Perspectives on English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 564 Structure of English for ESL 3
EDUC 565 Internship for ESL 1
EDUC 566 Academic Literacies for English Learners 3

Pre-requisite: Initial PA teacher certification
Non-native English speakers must demonstrate proficiency on the ACTFL.