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 Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Credits: 45

  • Concentration: Art Certification (program code: 0521)
  • Concentration: Biology Certification (program code: 0560)
  • Concentration: Chemistry Certification (program code: 0590)
  • Concentration: Communications Certification (program code: 0525)
  • Concentration: Earth Science Certification (program code: 0563)
  • Concentration: English Certification (program code: 0501)
  • Concentration: Mathematics Certification (program code: 0548)
  • Concentration: Physics Certification (program code: 0530)
  • Concentration: Social Studies Certification (program code: 0580)
  • Concentration: Spanish Certification (program code: 0540)

Program Description

This program prepares individuals to apply for initial certification in the following areas: art, biology, chemistry, communications, earth science, English, mathematics, physics and social studies. It is designed for individuals with a background in each area or those individuals wishing to make a career change into secondary teaching. However, anyone can be admitted regardless of previous degree. This program is designed for practicing professionals who wish to become certified teachers in their chosen fields of study, such as a chemist becoming a chemistry teacher, or a history major becoming a social studies teacher. However, many of the students enrolled in the program are becoming certified in areas not related to their undergraduate work. In this program, you may apply for your Pennsylvania teacher certification at the completion of student teaching. During the program, you may apply for a Pennsylvania intern certificate if you have a school district willing to hire you full time. Contact the program coordinator for more information about the intern certification.

Delivery Mode

Online with two-day on-campus residency component (during the summer semester only)

Field observations/experiences and student teaching are conducted in public school settings.

Program Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE)

Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Art

Course Credits
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
ART 110  Drawing I  3
ART 119  Design 2-D 3
ART 120  Design 3-D 3
ART 308  AH: Ancient/Medieval 3
ART 316  Renaissance/Rococo 3
ART 317  Neoclassism/Present 3
ART 350  Printmaking: Relief  OR  ART 351  Printmaking: Intaglio 3
ART 376  Jewelry/Metals: Casting  OR  ART 377  Jewelry/Metals: Fabrication 3
ART 382  Ceramics Studio 3
ART 383  Painting Studio 3
ART 385  Sculpture Studio 3
ART Electives (2) 6
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 655  Methods of Art Teaching K-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Biology

Course Credits
MAT 199  Pre-Calculus (or higher) 3
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
BIO 120  General Zoology  4
BIO 125  General Botany 4
BIO 215  Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 305  Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy OR BIO 306 Human Anatomy 4
BIO 248  General Ecology 4
BIO 318  Genetics 4
BIO 328  Human Physiology  OR  BIO 486  Comparative Animal Physiology 4
CHE 101  General Chemistry I 4
CHE 102  General Chemistry II 4
PHY 121  General Physics I 4
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 653  Methods of Science Teaching 7-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Chemistry

Course Credits
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
CHE 101  General Chemistry I 4
CHE 102  General Chemistry II 4
CHE 104  Introduction to Experimental Chem 3
CHE 306  Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHE 320  Analytical/Instruments Methods 3
CHE 331  Organic Chemistry I 4
CHE 341  Organic Chemistry II 4
CHE 371  Intermediate Lab I 1
CHE 372  Intermediate Lab II 1
CHE 415  Biochemistry 4
CHE 461  Physical Chemistry I 3
CHE 471  Advanced Lab I 1
PHY 101  College Physics I 4
Science Elective 3
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 653  Methods of Science Teaching 7-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Communications

Course Credits
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
COM 101  Oral Communications 3
COM 142  Video Production 3
COM 230  Argumentation & Debate 3
COM 490  Communication Theory 3
ENG 308  Research for Writers  OR  ENG 352 Studies in Writing 3
ENG 345  English Grammar and Usage  OR  ENG 347  Introduction to Linguistics
3
ENG 425  Shakespeare 3
ENG Literature Elective 3
THE 131  Fundamentals of Acting 3
THE 150  Intro to Theatrical Design 3
THE 302  History of Theater I  OR  THE 304  World Drama  OR  THE 306  Modern Drama 3
THE 320  Fundamentals of Directing 3
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 651  Methods of English Teaching 7-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Earth Science

Course Credits
MAT 181  College Algebra (or higher) 3
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
CHE 101  General Chemistry I  4
EAS 150  Introduction to Geology 4
EAS 163  Introduction to Oceanography 3
EAS 200  Historical Geology 3
EAS 230  Earth Resources or 39X 3
EAS 240  Introduction to Meteorology 4
EAS 242  Climatology 3
EAS 303  Hydrology 3
EAS 343  Geomorphography 3
PHY 121  General Physics  4
PHS 145  Astronomy 3
Science Elective (EAS, CHE, BIO, PHS, PHY) 3
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 653  Methods of Science Teaching 7-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - English

Course Credits
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
ENG 106  Intro to Poetry  OR  ENG 107  Intro to Fiction  OR  ENG 108  Intro to Drama 3
ENG 205  World Lit to 1600  OR  ENG 206  World Lit from 1600 3
ENG 301  English Literature I  OR  ENG 302  English Literature II 3
ENG 308   Research for Writers  OR  ENG 352  Studies in Writing 3
ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I  OR  ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II 3
ENG 345  English Grammar and Usage  OR  ENG 347  Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENG 346  History of English Language 3
ENG 425  Shakespeare 3
ENG Writing Elective 3
ENG Literature Elective 3
ENG Upper Level Elective 3
ENG Elective 3
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 651  Methods of English Teaching 7-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Mathematics

Course Credits
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
MAT 199  Pre-Calculus 3
MAT 272  Discrete Mathematics 3
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
MAT 290  Technology for Math 3
MAT 303  Geometry 3
MAT 304  History of Mathematics 3
MAT 305  Theory of Equations 3
MAT 341  Linear Algebra I 3
MAT 351  Abstract Algebra I 3
MAT 381  Calculus III 3
MAT 400  Mathematical Modeling 3
MAT 461  Statistical Analysis 3
MAT Elective 3
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 652  Methods of Mathematics Teaching K-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Physics

Course Credits
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
CHE 101  General Chemistry 4
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
MAT 381  Calculus III 3
MAT 382  Calculus IV 3
MAT 406  Differential Equations 3
PHY 101  College Physics I 4
PHY 202  College Physics II 4
PHY 203  College Physics III 4
PHY 221  Intermediate Elect & Mag 4
PHY 301  Intermediate Mechanics 4
PHY 331  Modern Physics 3
PHY 495  Physics Seminar 1
Science Elective 3
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 653  Methods of Science Teaching 7-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Social Studies

Course Credits
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
ANT 100  Introduction to Anthropology 3
ECO 100  Elements of Economics 3
GEO 100  Introduction to Geography 3
HIS 101  US History to 1877 3
HIS 102  US History since 1878  3
HIS 104  History of Western Civ to 1500  OR  HIS 111  Development of Major World Civilizations 3
HIS 106  History of Western Civ since 1500  OR  HIS 112  Major World Civilizations in Transition  3
HIS 3xx  Non-Western Elective 3
POS 105  American Politics 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
SOC 100  Principles of Sociology 3
Social Studies Elective 3
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 655  Methods of Art Teaching K-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Curriculum - Master of Arts Teaching: Secondary Education - Spanish

Course Credits
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
   
Required Content Courses (a grade of C or better is required for certification)
SPN 101  Elementary I 3
SPN 102  Elementary II 3
SPN 203  Intermediate I 3
SPN 204  Intermediate II 3
SPN 311  Conversation & Phonetics I
3
SPN 312  Conversation & Phonetics II  3
SPN 401  Adv. Comp. Grammar & Stylistics 3
SPN 421  Survey of Literature I 3
SPN 422  Survey of Literature II 3
SPN 450  Foreign Language Colloquium 3
Spanish Electives (2) 6
   
Cal U Required Courses
EDU 650  Supporting the English Language Learner 3
ESP 610  Sp. Ed. Foundations & Collaboration 3
ESP 613  Evidence-Based Practices for Sec Inclusion 3
ESP 701  Introduction to Behavior Analysis 3
MSE 641  Orientation to 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 642  Standards-Based Instruction in 7-12 Ed 3
MSE 643  Content Area Literacy in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 644  Instructional Strategies in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 645  Technology in 7-12 Education* 3
MSE 646  Assessments and Interventions* 3
MSE 647  Classroom Management in 7-12 Ed. 3
MSE 656  Methods of Foreign Language Teaching K-12* 3
MSE 661  Student Teaching & School Law** 9
   
Total Graduate Credits 45

* Two-day on-campus July residency will be integrated into the summer MSE courses.

** Must earn a recommendation for student teaching.

Advisement

Students in the Master of Arts Teaching program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time they are accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

Program Website

www.calu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/secondary-education/index.htm

For Additional Information

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4187

Program Coordinator

Michael Perrotti, Ph.D. (Marywood University), M.S.Ed. (Wilkes University), B.S.Ed. (Mansfield University of Pennsylvania)

Webpage: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/michael-perrotti.aspx 
Email: mse@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4487

Program Faculty

Keith Hepner, Ed.D. (University of Pittsburgh), M.Ed., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor

Marcia Hoover, Ed.D. (West Virginia University), M.Ed., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Associate Professor

Connie Monroe, Ph.D. (University of Dayton), M.A. (Regis University), Post baccalaureate Teaching Certification (University of Texas at San Antonio), B.A. (Case Western Reserve University), Associate Professor

Joseph Zisk, Ed.D (Temple University), M.S. (Drexel University), M.Ed., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor

For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/