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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Middle Level Teacher, BS


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Teacher Candidacy Screening


All teacher candidacy requirements are completed using Taskstream. The following outline presents criteria for the teacher candidacy programs.

  1. Verification of at least 48 semester hours in order to meet PDE chapter 354.23 regulations.
  2. Verification of at least 3.00 GPA in Education, teaching area, and overall, with verification of “C” or above in education and teaching area courses taken by the time of application.
  3. Clearances: Valid PA Criminal Record Check (Act 34), PA Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151), and Federal Criminal History Record Information - FBI Fingerprinting (Act 114) indicating “no record,” as well as the Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (Act 24) and TB test results.  Any citation on the Act 34, act 151 or Act 114 will result in unsuccessful screening.
  4. Passing scores on the PAPA examinations (Reading, Writing, Mathematics).
  5. Satisfactory completion of a candidacy interview process as designed and implemented by the Education Department.
  6. Completed recommendations from instructors in the following courses.

More specific criteria for teacher candidacy for each program is shown below.  More information is provided by the Undergraduate Program Director as scheduled meetings each semester that students are encouraged to attend.

Teacher Candidacy Requirements:


Middle Level Education (English/Language Arts & Reading) Curriculum


  Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 142 - (S) Exceptional Lives   3  
COGNATE GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography   3  
MAJOR EDUC 223 - (W) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12     3
COGNATE MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics   3  
COGNATE MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics     3
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
EP ELEC EP ELEC - Eloquentia Perfecta1   3
COGNATE BIOL 102 - (E) Organisms, Evolution and Environment   3  

GE T/RS

T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     3
COGNATE HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States to 1877  or HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States from Reconstruction to the Present     3
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 2                         
    15 15

Second Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 220 - Middle Level Concept and Curriculum                   3
MAJOR EDUC 246 - Interdisciplinary Assessment, Grades 4-12   3                
MAJOR ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry   3  
COGNATE ENLT 200 Level or 300 Level – British Literature   3
COGNATE ENLT 200 Level or 300 Level –  American Literature   3

COGNATE

MATH 204 - (Q) Introduction to Statistics   3  
COGNATE PS 130 - (S) American National Government I   3  
COGNATE (CL) ENLT 12X – ENLT 12X 3  
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology     3

COGNATE

CHEM 100 - (E) Elements of Chemistry     3
    15 15

Third Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 357 - Integrated Methods Across Curriculum     3
MAJOR EDUC 363 - Foundations of Literacy Development II   3  
MAJOR EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning     3
MAJOR EDUC 370 - Inclusionary Classroom Practices, Grades 4-12   3  
MAJOR EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts     3
MAJOR EDUC 314 - Specific Subject Methods     3
COGNATE MATH 106 - (Q) Quantitative Methods I  or MATH 107 - (Q) Quantitative Methods II     3
COGNATE WRTG 310 - (W) Strategies for Teaching Writing   3  
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  (P) 3  
COGNATE PHYS 102 - (E) Earth Science   3  
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics  (P)   3
COGNATE ENLT Area G Course – English Elective 3              
    18 18

Fourth Year

   
COGNATE ENLT 200 Level or 300 Level British Literature 3  
COGNATE ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications   3  
COGNATE ENLT 200 Level or 300 Level – American Literature 3  
GE PHIL or T/RS (P) PHIL or T/RS ELECT Philosophy or T/RS Elective 3  
COGNATE THTR 151 - (CA) Introduction to Acting   3           
COGNATE PHYS 107 - (E) “Hands-On” Physics   3  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8 3   3

MAJOR

EDUC 452 - Planning in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 453 - Instruction in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 454 - Managing Classrooms in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 455 - Professional Growth in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8)   

 
  10
    18 13
 

Total: 127 Credits

1This course must meet the FYOC and FYDT designations for Eloquentia Perfecta.

2The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

3All undergraduate student teachers will be required to complete edTPA as part of the requirements for student teaching seminar. 


Middle Level Education (Mathematics) Curriculum


  Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 142 - (S) Exceptional Lives   3  
COGNATE GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography   3  
MAJOR EDUC 223 - (W) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12     3
COGNATE MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics   3  
COGNATE MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics     3
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
EP ELEC EP ELEC - Eloquentia Perfecta1   3
COGNATE BIOL 102 (E) Organisms, Evolution and Environment   3  
GE T/RS T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     3
COGNATE HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States to 1877  or HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States from Reconstruction to the Present     3
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 2    

 

  15 15

Second Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 220 Middle Level Concept and Curriculum     3
MAJOR EDUC 246 Interdisciplinary Assessment, Grades 4-12   3  
COGNATE ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry   3  
COGNATE MATH 142 - (Q) Discrete Structures   4  
COGNATE PS 130 - (S) American National Government I   3  
COGNATE (CL) ENLT 12X – ENLT 12X   3
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology     3
COGNATE CHEM 100 - (E) Elements of Chemistry     3
COGNATE MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I   4  
COGNATE MATH 221 - Calculus II     4
    17 16

Third Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 363 - Foundations of Literacy Development II   3  
MAJOR EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts     3
MAJOR EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning   3  
MAJOR EDUC 370 Inclusionary Classroom Practices, Grades 4-12   3  
MAJOR EDUC 357 Integrated Methods Across Curriculum     3
MAJOR EDUC 314 Specific Subject Methods     3
COGNATE MATH 204 - (Q) Introduction to Statistics   3  
COGNATE MATH ELECT – Any Math course above 221 that is three credits   3
COGNATE WRTG 310 - (W) Strategies for Teaching Writing   3  
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy   3  
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics  (P)   3
COGNATE PHYS 107 - (E) “Hands-On” Physics     3
    18 18

Fourth Year

   
COGNATE ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications   3  
COGNATE PHYS 102 - (E) Earth Science   3  
GE HUMN (CA, CH, OR CF) Humanities Elective – HUMN ELECT (Arts, History or Language) 3  
GE PHIL or T/RS (P) PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective 3  
COGNATE MATH ELECT - Any Math course above 221 that is three credits 3  
COGNATE MATH ELECT - Any Math course above 221 that is three credits 3  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8 3   3

MAJOR

EDUC 452 - Planning in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 453 - Instruction in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 454 - Managing Classrooms in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 455 - Professional Growth in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8)   
  10
    18 13
 

Total: 130 Credits

This course must meet the FYOC and FYDT designations for Eloquentia Perfecta.

2The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

3All undergraduate student teachers will be required to complete edTPA as part of the requirements for student teaching seminar. 


Middle Level Education (Science) Curriculum


 

  Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 142 - (S) Exceptional Lives  BIOL 141 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology  3  
COGNATE  (with Lab) 4.5  
COGNATE CHEM 112 (E) General and Analytical Chemistry  (with Lab) 4.5  
MAJOR EDUC 223 - (W) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12     3
COGNATE MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics   3  
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
EP ELEC EP ELEC - Eloquentia Perfecta1   3
COGNATE BIOL 142 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology  (with Lab)   4.5
GE T/RS T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     3
COGNATE CHEM 113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry  (with Lab)   4.5
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 2  
    18 15

Second Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 220 - Middle Level Concept and Curriculum     3
COGNATE MATH 204 - (Q) Introduction to Statistics   3  
MAJOR EDUC 246 Interdisciplinary Assessment, Grades 4-12   3  
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy     3
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3  
COGNATE MATH 103 - (Q) Pre-Calculus Mathematics     4
COGNATE MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics     3
COGNATE PS 130 - (S) American National Government I   3  
COGNATE (CL) ENLT 12X – ENLT 12X 3  
COGNATE PHYS 102 - (E) Earth Science     3
    15 16

Third Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 363 - Foundations of Literacy Development II   3  
MAJOR EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts     3
MAJOR EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning   3  
MAJOR EDUC 370 - Inclusionary Classroom Practices, Grades 4-12   3  
MAJOR EDUC 357 - Integrated Methods Across Curriculum     3
MAJOR EDUC 314 - Specific Subject Methods     3
COGNATE WRTG 310 - (W) Strategies for Teaching Writing   3  
COGNATE PHYS 120/PHYS 120L - (E) General Physics I   4  
COGNATE PHYS 121/PHYS 121L - (E) General Physics II     4
COGNATE ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry     3
MAJOR NSCI 384 – Advanced Topics in Science   1
    16 17

Fourth Year

   
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics   3  
COGNATE ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications   3  
GE HUMN (C) HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective (Hist, Lang or Arts) 3  
GE PHIL or T/RS (P) PHIL - Philosophy or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective 3  
COGNATE GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography   3  
GE HUMN HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States to 1877  or HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States from Reconstruction to the Present   3  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8 3   3

MAJOR

EDUC 452 - Planning in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 453 - Instruction in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 454 - Managing Classrooms in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 455 - Professional Growth in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8)   
  10
    18 13
 

Total: 131 Credits

 1This course must meet the FYOC and FYDT designations for Eloquentia Perfecta.

2 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

3All undergraduate student teachers will be required to complete edTPA as part of the requirements for student teaching seminar. 


Middle Level Education (Social Studies) Curriculum


  Department and Number Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 142 - (S) Exceptional Lives   3  
COGNATE GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography   3  
MAJOR EDUC 223 - (W) Educational Psychology, GR 4-12     3
COGNATE MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics   3  
COGNATE MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics     3
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
EP ELEC EP ELEC - Eloquentia Perfecta1   3
COGNATE BIOL 102 - (E) Organisms, Evolution and Environment   3  
GE T/RS T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     3
COGNATE HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States to 1877  or HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States from Reconstruction to the Present      3
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 2    
    15 15

Second Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 220 - Middle Level Concept and Curriculum     3
MAJOR EDUC 246 - Interdisciplinary Assessment, Grades 4-12   3  
COGNATE ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry     3
COGNATE MATH 204 - (Q) Introduction to Statistics   3  
COGNATE PHYS 107 - (E) “Hands-On” Physics     3
COGNATE HIST 130 - (CH,D) World History I   3  
COGNATE PS 130 - (S) American National Government I   3  
COGNATE (CL) ENLT 12X – ENLT 12X 3  
GE T/RS T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3  
COGNATE HIST 131 - (CH,D) World History II     3
COGNATE PS 131 - (S) American National Government II     3
COGNATE PS 135 - (S) State and Local Government     3
    18 18

Third Year

   
MAJOR EDUC 363 - Foundations of Literacy Development II   3  
MAJOR EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts     3
MAJOR EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning   3  
MAJOR EDUC 370 - Inclusionary Classroom Practices, Grades 4-12   3  
MAJOR EDUC 357 - Integrated Methods Across Curriculum     3
MAJOR EDUC 314 - Specific Subject Methods     3
COGNATE MATH 106 - (Q) Quantitative Methods I  or MATH 107 - (Q) Quantitative Methods II     3
COGNATE WRTG 310 - (W) Strategies for Teaching Writing   3  
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy   3  
COGNATE PHYS 102 - (E) Earth Science   3  
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics     3
    18 15

Fourth Year

   
COGNATE ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications   3  
COGNATE PS 212 - International Relations   3  
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL or T/RS ELECT – Philosophy or T/RS Elective 3  
COGNATE CHEM 100 - (E) Elements of Chemistry   3  
COGNATE HIST ELECT - History Elective at 200 level or above 3  
MAJOR EDUC 450 - Professional Practice Seminar, 4-8 3   3
MAJOR EDUC 452 - Planning in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 453 - Instruction in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 454 - Managing Classrooms in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8) 
EDUC 455 - Professional Growth in Middle Level Student Teaching (Gr. 4-8)   
  10
    15 13
 

Total: 127 Credits

 1This course must meet the FYOC an FYDT designations for Eloquentia Perfecta.

2The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

3All undergraduate student teachers will be required to complete edTPA as part of the requirements for student teaching seminar.