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, are you passionate about literacy? Do you have a desire to help those who have difficulty reading?

If so, our Reading Specialist Certification Program may be right for you. If you wish to concentrate in the field of reading but do not want to pursue a master's degree (or you already hold a master's degree), you may obtain a Reading Specialist Certification by completing the 24 credits of concentration courses in reading.

Concentration

24 semester hours

R ED 524A Creative Teaching of Language Arts 4
R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading 3
R ED 530 Reading Disabilities and Diagnosis 3
R ED 533 Remedial Techniques 3
R ED 540 Practicum/Seminar in Reading 3
R ED 542 Organization of School Reading Programs 3
EDUC 511 Children’s Literature 2
R ED 546 Reading Specialist Internship 3

 

Program prerequisites: Initial PA teacher certification, Psy 514, EDUC 523, S ED 507, S ED 511, S ED 539, EDUC 561