Post-Baccalaureate Certification Only: Grades 4-8 Education: Social Studies

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Course Credits
General Education: PDE Content Requirements  
   
English and Literature Composition 6
ENG 101  English Composition I  
American or British Literature Course  
   
Mathematics (100 level or higher) 9
MAT 120  Elementary Topics I
 
MAT 130  Elementary Topics II  
MAT 181  College Algebra  
   
Natural Sciences 9
BIO 103  Contemporary Issues Biology  
EAS 100  OR  ENS 101  
Physical Science Course  
   
Health and Wellness 3
HSC 115  Current Health Issues  
   
Fine Arts 3
   
Program Requirements: PDE Professional Education Requirements  
   
Professional Education Courses 24
EDU 310  Tchg Multicultural Society  
EDU 333  Technology for Tchg & Learning  
EDU 350  Supporting ELL in the Classroom  
ESP 210  Special Ed. Found & Collaboration  
ESP 311  Assessing Positive Behavior Interv.  
ESP 412  Evidence Based Practices  
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology  
*PSY 208  Educational Psychology  
   
Grades 4-8 Specialization Courses 33
ELM 200  Intro to Middle Level Education  
ELM 220  Instruction and Assessment in 4-8  
ELM 301  Reading Methods Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 302  Lang. Arts Methods Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 311  Math Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 321  Science Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 331  Social Studies Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 461  Student Teaching PreK-Grade 4 (see Teacher Handbook for requirements)  
   
Concentration Courses 21
ECO 100  Elements of Economics  
GEO 100  Intro to Geography (prerequisite: ELM 220)  
HIS 101  U.S. History to 1877
 
HIS 102  U.S. History since 1877  
HIS 200  History of Pennsylvania  
HIS ___  Approved World History Course  
POS 100  Intro to Political Science  OR  POS 105  American National Government  
   
Field Experience Courses 6
ELM 411  Field Experience Grades 4-6 (Sp)  
ELM 412  Field Experience Grades 7-8 (Fall)  
Total 114

*Prerequisite PSY 100 waived for this major.

Approved American/British Literature Courses

  • ENG 107  Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG 127  Woman as Hero
  • ENG 148  Horror in Literature
  • ENG 150  Baseball in Literature
  • ENG 155  Black Literature
  • ENG 203  Great Books
  • ENG 301  English Literature I (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)
  • ENG 302  English Literature II (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)

Program Notes

  • All courses required for certification with C- or lower must be repeated.
  • All ELM and ESP courses require current clearances submitted before the first day of class.
  • Prerequisite for all ELM 300 level courses is ELM 200 and 220. 
  • All coursework must be completed before student teaching.

Requirements

  • PAPA qualifying scores at start of the program.
  • GPA of 2.8 at start of the program. 
  • Appropriate Praxis II exams prior to student teaching. 
  • Admission to Teacher Education before registering for ESP 412.