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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Education, Early and Primary 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 positive recommendations from two (preferably, full-time) instructors in the Education Department with whom you have taken courses.  (It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the recommendation from each instructor.)

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:


Early and Primary Education Curriculum


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

First Year

   
       
  MAJOR   EDUC 144 Foundations of American Education   3  
  MAJOR   EDUC 142 - (S) Exceptional Lives   3  
  MAJOR   EDUC 222 - (EPW) Educational Psychology, PreK-4     3
  GE QUAN   MATH 102 - (Q) Fundamentals of Numerical Mathematics   3  
  GE ELECT   MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics     3
  GE WRTG   WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
  GE EP   EP ELEC - Eloquentia Perfecta1   3
  GE S/BH   PSYC 110 - (S) Fundamentals of Psychology   3  
  GE T/RS   T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     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
     or      
  GE FSEM   First Year Seminar 2    
    15  15

  Second Year

   
  MAJOR   EDUC 250 Early Development and Intervention   3  
  MAJOR   EDUC 240 - Early Language and Literacy - Birth to Age 5   3  
  MAJOR   EDUC 241 - Foundations of Literacy Development I     3
  MAJOR   EDUC 256 - (D) Family, School & Community Relations in a Diverse Society     3
  MAJOR   EDUC 252 - Assessment & Evaluation in Early & Primary Education     3
  MAJOR   EDUC 242 - Math for PreK-1   3  
  GE S/BH   PS 130 - (S) American National Government I  or PS 131 - (S) American National Government II  or PS 135 - (S) State and Local Government     3
  GE HUMN   (CL) ENLT requirement – ENLT 100 level 3  
  GE T/RS   T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3  
  GE NSCI   (E) NSCI ELECT – Natural Science   3
    15 15

  Third Year

   
  MAJOR   EDUC 363 - Foundations of Literacy Development II   3  
  MAJOR   EDUC 359 - Introduction to English Language Learning     3
  MAJOR   EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts     3
  MAJOR   EDUC 346 - (W) - Social Studies for PreK-4   3  
  MAJOR   EDUC 344 - Integrated Science and Technology, Pre K-4     3
  MAJOR   EDUC 339 - Math for Grades 2-4   3  
  MAJOR   EDUC 357 - Integrated Methods Across Curriculum     3
  FREE ELECT   FREE ELECT - Free Elective3 3  
  GE PHIL   PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy   3  
  GE NSCI   (E) PHYS – SCI ELECT Physical Science 3  
  GE PHIL   PHIL 210 - Ethics     3
    18 15

  Fourth Year

   
  GE HUMN   HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective 3  
  GE ELECT   ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications   3  
  GE HUMN   HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective (Literature or Arts) 3  
  GE T/RS-PHIL   T/RS-PHIL ELECT – Theology or Philosophy Elective 3  
  GE ELECT   GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography   3  
  FREE ELECT   FREE ELECT- Free Elective3 3  
  MAJOR   EDUC 445 - Professional Practice Seminar, PreK-4 4   3
  MAJOR   EDUC 456 - Planning in Early/Primary (PreK-4) Student Teaching , EDUC 457 - Instruction in Early/Primary (PreK-4) Student Teaching , EDUC 458 - Managing Classrooms in Early/Primary (PreK-4) Student Teaching , EDUC 459 - Professional Growth in Early/Primary (PreK-4) Student Teaching     10
    18 13
 

Total: 124 Credits

1 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.

3Students admitted to Accelerated Special Education Program will take a graduate level course towards their graduate degree as a free elective.

4All undergraduate student teachers will be required to complete edTPA as part of the requirements for student teaching seminar.