Secondary Education - Communications Concentration

Secondary Education - Communications Concentration Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.)

About Secondary Education Communications Concentration

Teach middle and high school students skills that will last a lifetime.

Gain real-word experience and launch a rewarding teaching career with a bachelor's degree in communications education from California University of Pennsylvania. This comprehensive program combines core education courses with communications classes, hands-on fieldwork and student teaching.

Program graduates meet all state education requirements necessary for Pennsylvania teaching certification and are prepared to teach grades 7-12 public and private schools.

Discover Cal U's top-quality teaching program.

  • Our expert faculty members have doctorate degrees and decades of real-world experience in secondary education classrooms.
  • Cal U's secondary education program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, Cal U education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - COMMUNICATIONS CONCENTRATION

Personal Attention
Work closely with secondary education professors who have experience as middle and high school teachers and can relate theory to real-life experiences. Our faculty members are available and approachable, provide personal assistance, and give you the resources you need for career success.

Competitive Edge
Enter student teaching with confidence. Cal U students stand out in the secondary education job market because they complete three fieldwork experiences in local school districts before starting the student teaching component of this program.

Top Accreditation: This undergraduate degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). See CAEP reporting measures of program impact and outcomes.

$64K
Average annual salary for secondary education teachers in Pennsylvania Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
165  years
Cal U was founded as a teachers college. We have over 165 years of experience preparing top teachers.
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Degree Benefits

Program degree courses will give you mastery of the latest practices and theories in communications and education.

  • Study communications curriculum development techniques.

  • Learn top strategies in classroom management.

  • Master classroom technology for teaching communications and learn how to connect to STEM.

  • Take video production, debate, acting, language arts and theater production classes.

  • Gain real-world teaching experience in Pennsylvania schools.

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Graduate Outcomes

Graduate ready to teach secondary education communications and theater at public, private and charter schools. You'll also thrive in master's degree programs in education and teaching. Cal U secondary education alumni have rewarding careers in teaching positions at dozens of schools in Pennsylvania and across the country.

 
Communications Concentration  - Secondary Education - Bachelor's Degree
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Student Success Story

Meet program alumni Jonathan Rohlf '16 and Jon Difilippo '16. Rohlf is teaching communications in a long-term substitute position and performing with the Pittsburgh CLO musical theater. Difilippo is teaching communications and English at Mapleton High School.

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Course Spotlight: Assessment in English/Communication

Gain insight into the design, implementation and analysis of assessment instruments used in communications education. Study the trends and results of English/communications standards according to recent research.

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Relationships with Pennsylvania Schools

Gain experience real-world settings. Cal U maintains a network of Professional Development Schools (PDS) where you'll work directly with middle and high school teachers and students to gain applicable on-the-job experience

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Example Courses
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  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Content Area Literacy
  • Fundamentals of Acting
  • Fundamentals of Directing
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Oral Communications
  • Research for Writers 
  • Shakespeare
  • Teaching in a Multicultural Society
  • Technology in Teaching and Learning
  • Video Production I
  • World Drama

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Secondary Education Faculty

Dr. Keith Hepner
Professor

hepner@calu.edu

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Dr. Marcia Hoover
Professor; field coordinator, Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership

hoover_m@calu.edu

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Dr. Connie Monroe
Professor and chair, Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership

monroe@calu.edu

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Dr. Susan Morris-Rutledge
Associate Professor and ESL Program Coordinator

morrisrutledge@calu.edu

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Dr. Michael Perrotti
Coordinator of Graduate Secondary Ed Programs and Assistant Professor

perrotti@calu.edu

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Dr. Joseph Zisk
Professor; director, Teaching and Learning Center

zisk@calu.edu

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