Students who plan to qualify for the secondary school teaching certificate should declare a minor in secondary education during their first year or upon declaring a major. To this end they should consult with the School of Education during their first year. For general academic purposes, students remain under the guidance of the program in which they are majoring.
The Minor in Secondary Education
SED 201 - Foundations of Special Education Semester Hours: 4
The recommendation of a program screening panel during the spring semester of the junior year.
Continuance in the program is dependent upon maintaining the GPA requirements. Students should complete the specialty area test of the Praxis Series Examination prior to admission to EDU 451 Teaching in Secondary School. Students who have successfully completed EDU 451 and EDU 452 (student teaching) and the Praxis requirements, and have the recommendation of their major program and the School of Education will be recommended for certification to teach in Pennsylvania upon graduation.
Student Teacher placements are made by the School of Education. Placements are final and cannot be changed. Transportation is the responsibility of the student teacher.