Nov 29, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [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) or Praxis I Core Exam.
  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 at scheduled meetings each semester that students are encouraged to attend.

Teacher Candidacy Requirements:


Student Teaching Requirements


“The culminating experience in the Teacher Education Program is student teaching. To apply for student teaching, the student will have: 

  • completed or be currently enrolled in all major courses required to be completed prior to student teaching (as noted on specific program guides),  
  • earned a grade of “C” or better in major courses completed prior to student teaching,  
  • earned a grade of “C” or better in teaching area courses completed prior to student teaching, 
  • obtained a GPA of 3.00 or greater in major courses, teaching area courses, and overall. 

(All major courses must be completed prior to student teaching as noted in specific program guides; not all teaching area courses must be completed before student teaching.)

Students must demonstrate that these requirements are still met at the end of the fall or spring semester of application to student teach.”   

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


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

First Year

   
 MAJOR  EDUC 142 - (D,S) Exceptional Lives   3  
 COGNATE  GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 223 - (EPW) 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 School 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 120 - (S) U.S. Politics: Principles & Citizenship   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 - (EPW) Foundations of Literacy Development II   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 359 - (D) 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 315 - Subject Methods: Citizenship/Communication/English   1  
 COGNATE  MATH 106 - (Q) Quantitative Methods I  or MATH 107 - (Q) Quantitative Methods II     3
 COGNATE  WRTG 310 - 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              
    16 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  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) 4
 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: 125 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. 

4Students may complete student-teaching in the fall semester if the requirements for student-teaching are met at the beginning of the fall semester.


Middle Level Education (Mathematics) Curriculum


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

First Year

   
 MAJOR  EDUC 142 - (D,S) Exceptional Lives   3  
 COGNATE  GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 223 - (EPW) 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 School 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 120 - (S) U.S. Politics: Principles & Citizenship   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 - (EPW) Foundations of Literacy Development II   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts     3
 MAJOR  EDUC 359 - (D) 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 316 - Subject Methods: Mathematics/Science   1  
 COGNATE  MATH 204 - (Q) Introduction to Statistics   3  
 COGNATE  MATH ELECT – Any Math course above 221 that is three credits   3
 COGNATE  WRTG 310 - Strategies for Teaching Writing   3  
 GE PHIL  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy     3
 GE PHIL  PHIL 210 - Ethics     3
 COGNATE  PHYS 107 - (E) “Hands-On” Physics     3
    16 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  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) 4
 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: 128 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. 

4Students may complete student-teaching in the fall semester if the requirements for student-teaching are met at the beginning of the fall semester.


Middle Level Education (Science) Curriculum


 

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

First Year

   
 MAJOR  EDUC 142 - (D,S) Exceptional Lives    3  
 COGNATE  BIOL 141 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology  (with Lab) 4.5  
 COGNATE  CHEM 112 (E) General and Analytical Chemistry  (with Lab) 4.5  
 MAJOR  EDUC 223 - (EPW) 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 18

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  EDUC 220 - Middle School 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 109 - (Q) Pre-Calculus Mathematics     4
 COGNATE  MATH 105 - (Q) Fundamentals of Geometric Mathematics     3
 COGNATE  PS 120 - (S) U.S. Politics: Principles & Citizenship   3  
 COGNATE  (CL) ENLT 12X – ENLT 12X 3  
 COGNATE  PHYS 102 - (E) Earth Science     3
    15 16

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  EDUC 363 - (EPW) Foundations of Literacy Development II   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts     3
 MAJOR  EDUC 359 - (D) 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 316 - Subject Methods: Mathematics/Science   1  
 COGNATE  WRTG 310 - 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
    14 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  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) 4
 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: 129 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. 

4Students may complete student-teaching in the fall semester if the requirements for student-teaching are met at the beginning of the fall semester.


Middle Level Education (Social Studies) Curriculum


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

First Year

   
 MAJOR  EDUC 142 - (D,S) Exceptional Lives   3  
 COGNATE  GEOG 134 - (S) World Regional Geography   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 223 - (EPW) 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 School 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 120 - (S) U.S. Politics: Principles & Citizenship   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 121 - (S) U.S. Politics: Institutions & Policy     3
 COGNATE  PS 135 - (S) State and Local Government               3
    18 18

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  EDUC 363 - (EPW) Foundations of Literacy Development II   3  
 MAJOR  EDUC 358 - Reading to Learn with Trade Books & Texts     3
 MAJOR  EDUC 359 - (D) 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 315 - Subject Methods: Citizenship/Communication/English   1  
 COGNATE  MATH 106 - (Q) Quantitative Methods I  or MATH 107 - (Q) Quantitative Methods II     3
 COGNATE  WRTG 310 - 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
    16 15

Fourth Year

   
 COGNATE  ECO 410 - Economic Concepts and Applications   3  
 COGNATE  PS 212 - (S) 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) 4
 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: 125 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. 

4Students may complete student-teaching in the fall semester if the requirements for student-teaching are met at the beginning of the fall semester.

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