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Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership

Faculty

Monroe (chair), Braidic, Hepner, Hoover, Lordon, Morris-Rutledge, Patti, Perrotti, Zisk

Purpose

The Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership is responsible for the secondary education certification programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Graduate programs in secondary education include a Master of Arts in Teaching certifying new teachers, and a Master of Education offering advanced studies for current teachers. Principal certification is available with or without a Master of Education. There is also a Superintendent Letter of Eligibility program. Additionally, the Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership is responsible for several of the educational foundations and professional courses offered in the College of Education and Human Services.

Programs

Secondary certification is offered in art, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies, communications, English, earth science, mathematics and Spanish.

Individuals with bachelor's degrees may become certified through a graduate program that includes certification. Secondary education majors are advised both in the Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership and in the department of their academic area.

Undergraduate secondary education majors are required to have a GPA of 2.80, pass the required PAPA exams, and have Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances for formal Admission to Teacher Education.  A GPA of 3.00 and passing scores for Praxis II are needed to apply for a Recommendation for Student Teaching.