The Secondary Education program offers courses and fieldwork for students seeking an initial Pennsylvania Instructional I certificate, grades 7-12, in a specific academic area. (International students may be permitted to complete this program without certification if they have satisfied the teaching standards in their respective countries.) Students in the program will pursue a Master of Science degree. The Master of Science degree requires 39 credits in course work.
International students may be permitted to complete this program however upon graduation, they will not be eligible for certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania due to state regulations. International students accepted into this program will be accepted on probation. They must take nine (9) graduate credit hours and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and the conclusion of these nine hours.
Note: Students must pass the requisite Praxis II test(s), which are mandated by the Pennsylvania Dept of Education in addition to the curricular requirements.
Below is the program of study for the Secondary Education Program. All students who are pursuing a Master’s degree must complete the research and foundation course requirements and pass a capstone experience/ comprehensive examination.
Students who already possess secondary teaching certification may pursue additional secondary certifications. Courses required for the additional certifications will depend on the areas(s) in which certification is sought and on previous work. The student should consult the Director of Graduate Education Programs regarding specific requirements.